Post # 1
I am getting married in a couple months and I do not know what to do about not having anyone walk me down the aisle!
My mother passed away in 1996 and my father passed in 2000 when I was 23 yrs old. My brother is estranged from me for several years now. I wouldnt know how to contact him even if I wanted to. I do not have any other family alive besides him. I have no clue as to who my godparents are either.
I do not want to walk down the aisle by myself but at this point, I do not know what my options are! Any suggestions out there??
Post # 3
Do you have any close friends? Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents? I don’t think whoever walks you down the aisle needs to be related to you, so choose someone you love.
Also, I’m not sure why you don’t want to walk down alone, but if it’s because you think it would look strange, I wouldn’t worry about it. A lot of women walk down alone!
Good luck finding someone!
Post # 4
Hey neighbor! Im from Montague but me and my Fiance hope to be moving to the Spring Lake/Grand Haven area within the year. We LOVE It there! Have your groom meet your half way. It would be super sweet looking. It would almost symbolize your independent self and now him meeting you to become your partner. It might sound silly to you but its a thought! And I think it would be very cute.
Post # 5
Thank you for the post. Regarding not walking alone… I guess I’m worried how it would look to my fiancee’s family with not having anyone. Its already hard enough with not having my family be at the wedding. Also, I think its partly of insecurities of walking alone. I guess I didnt realize that brides probably walk alone all the time!
Post # 6
Hi there! Wow, you’re fairly close to me! Thank you for the post. Thats a great idea and I would have never thought of that.
We are getting married at Mona Lake Boat Club in Norton Shores down at the point by the water. So its not going to be a traditional wedding anyway. I guess I just wish my parents could both be here to see me get married.
Good luck on your move to S.L.!! I love this area. We are only a mile from Lake Michigan!
Post # 7
I think you should have whoever is closest to you walk you down the aisle. Whether is be a friend, mentor, whoever. Anything goes at weddings. Your FI’s family shouldn’t even react if you have someone other than a relative because it happens all the time.
Post # 8
I love the idea of walking down with or having Fiance meet you!
I suggested to my Fiance we do this – my dad died when I was little and didn’t want a “replacement” escort. – I LOVE the idea of walking up to the alter together, and approaching it together. – not just you meeting him there.
My vote is to walk with him all the way or half way 🙂
Post # 9
Kare has a really great idea! It’s very sweet and symbolic. Is your FI’s family supportive of you? If so, Im sure they won’t think it’s strange. Even if they do, it’s no one’s fault, it’s just the way it is. Do whatever makes you comfortable and happy!
Post # 11
My fiance is walking me down the aisle 🙂
Post # 12
I know it isn’t traditional but you and your Fiance could walk down the aisle together.
Post # 13
I was thinking the same thing as MissAsB. I think that it would be so sweet to walk down together. OR- What about your Fiance dad? You could walk down with him.