(Closed) Walking down the isle help me!

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

A best friend? A neighbor? A child? What about your father in law?

Edit: You don’t need someone to walk you down the aisle. Brides can walk down by themselves perfectly fine.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

You can walk alone.. or perhaps with your husband to be :]
There are lots of people that are in your situation, and they manage to get by.. SOrry that your adoptive parents and biological parents suck!

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@destinyleann123:  My husband and I walked into the ceremony together, arm in arm.  It’s very common in Sweden and it was how we honored his Swedish heritage even though we are American.  I loved it! 

Or your H can meet you halfway down the aisle and walk up to the officiant with you.

Or you can walk in alone.

Just take your parents out of the equation – they aren’t even necessary!

Post # 6
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8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You could walk yourself down the aisle, that isn’t entirely uncommon.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m from Sweden, and there the couple walks in together. Usually the bride on the left side as you enter, then on the right side as you exit – to show that you’re now married. I introduced the idea to my Canadian Fiance who loved it, so now that’s the plan. If that doesn’t work, could you walk in yourself together with your bridesmaids?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@eocenia:  Cool, a real Swede to confirm!  I only saw the custom online.  Do they do it in Norway too?  H is 1/2 Swedish, 1/2 Norwegian. 

I didn’t find anything about the left and right sides though.  Oh well! 

I do like this custom!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sienna76: Sorry, I’ve never been to a Norwegian wedding – so I don’t know. In Sweden it’s definitely the custom though, there was even an uproar when our crown princess decided that the kind would lead her down the isle. Talking to our priest this Christmas, he also said that while both customs are allowed they really prefer when the couple walk in together – to show that they are equal and that none is given away.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@eocenia: 

“they really prefer when the couple walk in together – to show that they are equal and that none is given away.”

I never heard the explanation, but I like it even more!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sienna76: I like it from numerous perspectives – partly because it’s tradition, but mostly because it would feel awkward if my dad was to hand me away. It wouldn’t sit well with either of us! We love each other, but the idea of him giving me away would make us both cringe. Also, the more I think about it, the more I like the idea that my Fiance and I will get a private moment before the ceremony.

So I’m very happy that my Fiance likes the idea as well!

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