Post # 1
My mom asked me the other day who is going to walk my grandmother down the aisle. I definitely want her to be part of the processional (Catholic Church wedding, if that matters) as she is the only living grandparent between my fiance and I and we are very close to her.
My brother is a groomsman, but he will be walking my mother down the aisle since my Dad will be walking with me. My mom suggested that my brother escort my grandmother, then walk back around and escort her as well; however, the aisle is REALLY long, so my brother would essentially have to RUN around. Plus I think it would be kind of strange for him to escort them both and walk down the aisle twice. I don’t have any other siblings or cousins. My mom has 3 brothers, but I don’t want to have to choose 1 to walk her down (and they aren’t in the wedding party, obviously). Having her walk alone is also not an option since her balance isn’t the best and she kind of needs someone to hold on to.
The only other person I can think of would be my fiance’s, brother who is the best man. I don’t think we are going to have any other groomsmen walk down the aisle (other than my brother with my Mom). My thought was that as the best man it would make the most sense since he could escort her down, then join my fiance up at the alter. Is this weird? Any other ideas?
Post # 2
I think the Bridesmaid or Best Man can walk her down that would be nice! Or your brother could have your mom on one arm and grandmother on the other? 🙂 just a thought.
Post # 3
don’t know why I didn’t think of that! Definitely a possibility.
Post # 4
Our ushers are the grandchildren of FIs grandparents (3 brothers). They will be escorting FIs Mom and Grandmother down the asile (FMIL is divorced and FI’s grandfather is walking me down the asile).
Post # 5
I think that’s what ushers are usually for. Our ushers walked up grandparents and my mom.
Post # 6
Why cant your brother walk them both down at the same time? One on each arm?
Post # 7
We weren’t really having ushers because everyone else is already escorted (Fiance’s mom by his Dad, my mom by my brother, me by my dad). It seemed kind of odd to choose one random person to usher my grandmother, especially since it would have to be someone on my fiance’s side of the family. Unfortunately my brother and I are the only grandchildren on my side.
Post # 8
At my brother’s wedding, I walked our grandmother down the aisle. Worked out well! If you have a Bridesmaid or Best Man who is family, have them escort her. Or you could have a SIL walk her down.
Post # 9
any chance one of the uncles is your godfather or is closer with your grandmother? I would say that one of the uncles is a great option since I agree that having your brother try to run back would be tough. Maybe let grandma choose? no one can get mad at her haha
Post # 10
I’d say first choice – best man! Runner up, eldest of your mom’s 3 brothers. Those are both great options and shouldn’t cause any hard feelings or anything. I even like what someone else said about a SIL! I think anyone who is family or in the bridal party is a great choice. Point being that it shouldn’t matter a great deal who walks Grandma down the isle, what matters is that she was thought about and included 🙂