(Closed) Walking Down the Aisle Without Dad

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Who should walk me down the aisle?



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  • Post # 3
    19 posts
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Is it safe to assume you do not have any siblings? Because they can walk you down the aisle as well. It may be a good idea to ask you mother for her input. She may already have someone in mind but doesn’t want to intrude too much in your wedding planning.

    Post # 5
    3949 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I bet your cousin would think of it as an honor.  I don’t think it’s awkward at all.  It was really nice to have someone to grab when everyone turned to stare at me lol.  Also you’re in the back by yourself while everyone is walking up the aisle, it’s nice to not be alone. 

    Post # 6
    1116 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If you feel so close to your cousin that you would want him to walk you down the aisle, you should go ahead and ask.  He would be honored, I’m sure.  But, as a bride who walked alone down the aisle, I have to say that walking alone was great and I’m glad I did. 

    Post # 7
    1776 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’ve seen it done before where the bride walked halfway down the aisle, and then the groom met her in the middle and walked her the rest of the way up to the altar. I thought it was very symbolic and beautiful 🙂

    Post # 8
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    DH and I walked down the aisle together.

    Post # 9
    7979 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    both my father and my FI’s father have passed away.  mine 3 years ago and my FI’s 15 years ago.  my mother will be walking me down the ailse.  my fiance’s mother had a stroke and uses a walker for the very limited walking she does.  when she learned that we were engaged the first thing she said was she was going to have to practice her walking.  my Fiance will be with her down the ailse and there will be a chair waiting for her at the end.

    my brother is one of my bride’s attendant, he has a disability and uses a wheelchair for long distances, though he can walk short distances with the help of a cane.  he is not sure yet if he is going to walk or roll down the ailse.  but  during the ceremony, he will be sitting in his wheelchair but standing for me.

    if walking down yourself is what you always pictured, then by all means do it.  but if you do want your mom to walk you down, there are other ways then walking down a longer ailse.

    do a wedding in the round, so there is a very short ailse.


    have your mom sit in the back row, then you can walk down to the front row.

    just a few ideas.

    Post # 11
    933 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    I really wanted to walk myself down the aisle just me and my beauiful dress in all its glory, I thought the photos would look great. Seeing as my father was boycotting the wedding I thought awesome. No one squashing my dress, lol!! When I told my mum she had a mini fit and said I had to be represented so apparently my uncle who is also my godfather has said there is no way im walking down the aisle by myself and there are talks between him and my brothers. 


    Do you have a godfather? I dont want my bros to do it cos theyre not father figures to me and it feels weird. I think you are strong enough to do it yourself however if you feel close to you cousin in that way id do that

    Post # 13
    1116 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

      @luluvohn:  no, it wasn’t hard at all. My eyes locked with my husband’s and it was like no one else was there. The only other things I remember are telling myself to smile and not to walk too fast. Like I said, it was great and I’m glad I did it 🙂


    Post # 15
    3 posts

    you could get your mom a wheelchair or a cane etc so she could give you away p.s sorry your dad can’t be with you

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