Post # 1
So, I’m technically an encore bride, I have a family friend who can walk me down the aisle, but we have been thinking about me walking by myself-then the groom meeting me 1/2 way.
two issues with this:
1-I might be too scared to go by myself, I get butterflies
2-I have read on here that other bees mentiond its not as easy to get photography shots when the groom meets you halfway-anyone know more about that?
-also I have read where other bees had their mom/dad or both walk halfway and then the groom meets the bide halfway, but what happens to the parents then, do they just wait while the groom and bride continue walking and then scooch off to the side into their chairs?
Post # 3
I’m walking alone and I’ve thought about having my Fiance meet me halfway. I think it would be so beautiful! We’ve been together for 6 years and have two children together so; symbolically it makes a lot of sense. I don’t think there will be a dry eye in the crowd!
As for not being easily photographed, I could imagine it would be difficult to get photos of the two of you separately walking towards each other unless you have two photographers, even then I could see how pics of the bride would be obscured by the groom walking down the aisle the opposite direction.
I say whatever! If you really want to do it, do it! Talk to your photog about it and if they’re any good I’m sure they will come up with a solution.
Post # 4
It was my first, but DH was an encore groom at our wedding. We walked down the aisle together, and it was one of my favorite aspects of the ceremony. He wanted me to make my way down a flight of stairs, and I was TERRIFIED of doing that by myself, all eyes on me. So I thought of that as I way to help me down the stairs. I love the symbolism behind it. He stood at the top of the stairs, and I came out a side door and walked towards him, and then we went down the steps/aisle together. I imagine it would work just as well if a groom waited at the end of an aisle, and the bride came out the side. We didn’t do a first look, so he saw me for the first time as I walked towards him. It was perfect. I still got to feel the rush of walking towards him, and then we got to go down the aisle as a united front.
Post # 5
@babbot: I’d have him just walk you the full way. I say go for it!
Post # 6
We’re thinking about doing that but we haven’t decided yet… kind of a tough call!
Post # 7
I love the idea of your Fiance meeting you halfway 🙂 I think it is very sweet and emotional and shows how you are going to be “walking side by side” –> just to get my cheesy on 🙂
Post # 8
I had the same desire for my wedding! I think it is beautiful and symbolic, our families are down with the idea, but my mom thinks we should have Fiance and his parents meet myself and my parents halfway, has anyone done something like this tactfully?
Post # 9
Why don’t you walk in together? This is a Swedish tradition symbolising that you walk into the marriage as equals & with joy. My Fiance had never heard about it until I told him, after that he felt much more comfortable with that idea than having to receive me from my dad.
Post # 10
Go for it if it’s what the two of you want to do! I’m an encore bride, and I was originally just going to walk myself. After talking to Fiance, we decided to walk in together. We’re having a first look, too, and I just love having so many private moments be a part of our day.
Post # 11
This is my first and FI’s second, and I think him meeting me halfway from wherever I’m walking from would be so sweet. He seemed to dig it when I brought the idea up.
Post # 12
I’m seriously consider having my five year old son walk me down he aisle. I just think it’d be so precious and adorable.
Post # 13
I would love to walk in together, but Fiance is insistent that he does the traditional thing and only meets me at the far end of the aisle. Really, he thinks my Dad should walk me, but my Father and I are like minded… I am not a chattel to be handed over to my husband.
I suppose I’m either walking alone then, or else with a Bridesmaid or Best Man or two in front and two behind? Either that or I’ll just trot on in in front.
Post # 14
If your worried about photos could you walk to the middle of the aisle then stop and then your Fiance walk and meet you. That way he isnt obscuring any photos and it would actually get some great shots of him coming to meet you.
Normally the parents walk to the front with you and stop at the first row of chairs and thats where the groom meets you. But it all depends on how far away from the first row you will be standing for it to work.
Post # 15
@babbot: Option C – walk in together!
We wanted into the cermeony together, arm in arm. It’s very customary in Sweden and H has Swedish and Norwegian heritage.
Post # 16
I will be walking down the aisle arm in arm with my 4 year old son, my groom will meet us both at the halfway point. We will then all three walk to the alter together. That way it shows a joining of both our families. This is a very important aspect of the wedding.