(Closed) Who is walking you down the aisle?

posted 12 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 17
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495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I too am not close with my father.  I always thought my grandfather would too but he died last May.  So I am going to ask my brother – he is the only blood related male I know!

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My mom is walking me down the aisle. She and my father divorced when I was little, and I would not be where I am today without her <3

That was a no brainer, but I am having a hard time with the father-daughter dance. I don’t have a relationship with my dad, and he will not not be at the wedding. I would love to dance with my Grampy, but I don’t know if he would be (physcially) comfortable doing that. My Fi is dancing with his mom-is it weird for me to just skip my dance?

Post # 19
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845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Just me!

I am an only child. I’m not close with either parent (I’ll spare you the details) and from what I have heard, they don’t really care that I am getting married (I am not surprised)I am very independent (sometimes to a fault) so I feel completely comfortable walking myself.

I also think the idea of being “given away” makes me sound like property, so it’s just not my cup of tea. However, if it was viewed more as “here is a person that was a big support in my life taking me to the next journey in my life…” then I might have a different perspective. 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not close with my dad at all and he probably won’t even be there.  So, my mom is walking me down the aisle.  She is really excited about it, I think.

Post # 21
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887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@msmonicka – Thank you. My dad died when I was four, which was so long ago that I barely remember him. But my mom died on 3/4/05, which simultaneously feels like forever ago and yesterday.

Post # 22
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618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If my Abuelo [grandfather] was alive i would have asked him as he’s our family’s patriarch to say the least. But my father is walking me down the aisle.

@redherring I’m so terribly sorry for your loss, my Grandfather passed away when I was 17 and it was devestating, I can’t imagine losing a parent needless to say 2.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

I don’t have a relationship with my dad (haven’t talked to him in years and he wasn’t invited to my wedding) and my mom wanted to watch me walk down the aisle.  I asked my little brother, which ended up being awesome.  He and I get along great and he kept me relaxed and laughing.

Post # 24
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218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I will be walking by myself down the aisle.  It’s very symbolic for me, as I don’t have a close relationship with my father and have been very independent up to meeting Fiance (not that I am totally codependent now, ha). 

Post # 26
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741 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love my mother but we haven’t always have the best relationship so I took the personal decision to let my step dad walk me down the aisle. He only been with my mom  for the last ten years but i love him like a father and i know it will mean a lot to him.

Post # 27
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152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My little brother is walking me.  Dad passed away and my Mom is not interested in walking me, she’d rather my stepdad do it – I think it’s too emotional of a thing for me so I asked little bro instead.

Post # 28
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My dad passed away a few years ago, so it will be my mom walking me down the aisle. I have a brother but would like to do it with my mother being she is still my parent as well. The first dance might be where I miss my dad the most — still thinking about how to handle that.

Post # 29
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178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My daddy passed away as well. I was going to have my mum walk me down the aisle but she didn’t want too because she is afraid of tripping and crying hysterically lol. She’s very klutzy. Anyways my brother and I aren’t close so he’s not going to be doing it. My uncle asked if he could have the honor so of course I said yes! We’re close. Along with him I asked his best friend to come along as well. So I’m having my uncle and a close family friend walk me down 🙂 You can do whatever you want since it is your wedding. Enjoy!

Post # 30
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830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

wow – it’s so exciting to see so many ladies that will be sashaying down the aisle solo! w00t!

this is a really tough one for me because I’ve never met my father and he’s never been a part of my life, and my grandfather, who I always assumed would give me away, passed on about 15 years ago. My only uncle (mom’s older brother) is not in great shape either. But out of every wedding I’ve been to recently, there’s something I’ve liked about both parents doing the giving away of both bride and groom. So it will probably be my godfather (who has mostly been like a father to me) and my mom.

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My dad walked me dwn the aisle.  I had severalnightmares over the years  that he wasn’t going to be there to walk me down. He was and thankfully his severe vertigo eased a bit that day.

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