(Closed) Who is walking you down the aisle?

posted 12 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 62
299 posts
Helper bee

My mother died in 95, my father (who I only knew breifly at the end of his life) died in 96. My grandfather, who was so much my father that I always called him “Daddy”, died in 84. I don’t have any other living male relatives nor do I have close male friends. So, my daughter, who is 21, may walk me down the aisle. She will also be my maid of honor.

Post # 63
2689 posts
Sugar bee

I’m walking alone. My dad passed away 7yrs ago and there is no one else I’d want to walk me. My uncle, who would be a 2nd choice, will be doing the wedding, so he can’t.

Helstrong, I found this a few months ago:


I haven’t ordered yet, since I’m not engaged yet, but it’s bookmarked. I’d like to make one for my dad for my bouquet and his parents for his pocket or bout? Not sure.

Post # 64
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My stepfather who is really my dad will be walking me down the aisle.  He is the most wonderful man and my children will be so lucky to have a grandfather like him.

My biological father is invited to the wedding but he is invited as a guest and nothing else.  He has never been part of my life and it is not going to start now.

Post # 65
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Mine’s a bit complicated. If my Dad attends my wedding (he’s having some issues about it being in the Dominican) then I will have my Mom and Dad walk with me. If he chooses not to attend, I will walk solo. I think it’s a really beautiful thing to walk yourself down the aisle to your man- or lady.

Post # 66
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Although I know, love and have a relationship with my Dad, my Mom will walk me down the aisle. This is VERY important to her. My parents divorced when I was 13 and my DAd moved to another country so most of our relationship has been long distance and my Mom raised me and got me to where I am today. Although I (briefly) considered walking alone, I thought this “honor” belongs to my Mother… she is amazing!

Post # 67
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

On my wedding day, it will be nearly 3 years since my Dad passed, and the thought of him not being there is a bit crushing.

My remaining family is a bit of a circus (I’ll spare you all the details), including my mother who has been unsupportive of nearly every decision for the wedding WE’RE paying for — from the destination to my “plain” wedding dress.

That said, there was only one person who I felt would be an appropriate stand-in for my father on my big day. My cousin (my Dad’s brothers son) has been über supportive of me my whole life. I asked him this past Easter if he would stand up for me … he cried, I cried. It was awesome. Laughing  He and his partner are even doing my hair and making my jewelry (they own a salon)

I had previously told my mom I was going to ask him, but she still felt compelled to say “OH, I would have thought you’d ask your brother,” after the fact.

ARGH!  I should have eloped, lol

Post # 68
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My dad is walking me down the aisle! We’ve always had a great relationship and I feel so lucky to have such a great dad and to be able to do this with him.

Post # 69
20 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

My Dad is walking me down the aisle.

I think it’s a great option to have your Mom walk you down if you are close and would like that. It is a welcomed growing trend that might just be perfect for you.

Post # 70
36 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

For my first wedding (in 2003) my dad walked me down the aisle..

for my wedding this time (it’s my 2nd wedding, but my Fiance never had a wedding and wants the bit to do.. i can’t say i’m not excited!!)  I’m not sure.. 

my parents have divorced since my first wedding and my father cannot handle being around my mother.. at all. so i’m guessing he won’t come to this one.  Which, i’m ok with, as we are really NOT close. 

So I really think I want my children to walk me… (they are girls who will be 7 and 6) but i might have my mom.. she’s the person who REALLY raised me anyway…

Post # 71
27 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I asked my brother.  If I didn’t have a brother or want him to I would totally ask my mom or uncle. 

Post # 72
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am 36 & I’m walking down by myself & my Fiance is meeting me half way & then we will arrive at the alter together! We are both living our own lives & it’s not like we are “leaving” our families…that kind of thing! I love this idea so much & it will help calm my nerves knowing he will literally “meet me halfway”!


Post # 73
3974 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I actually want my singing teacher to walk me down the aisle. My dad and I are not that close, but I see my teacher every weekend. He has been my teacher since I was 11 and he is like a father to me (or maybe a grandfather haha). I’m very close to him. Unfortunately his foot collapsed last year and he can’t walk very well anymore… so I don’t know :

Post # 74
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - Samuel Lynne Galleries and Marc Events

My father passed away when I was six. My grandfather walked my sister down the aisle when she got married last year, but I’m going to have my mom do the honors. She truly raised me and I think it will be a nice statement to make… not just having a male relative walk me down the aisle just for the sake of it being a man. My mom raised me, and think she is the only person who could truly “give me away.”

Post # 75
24 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

@RecessionistaBride: what did you decide.  My BFF’s wedding is coming up and she has a similar situation.  A dad in a wheelchair and a step-dad (there since she was a toddler) who is able bodied.  She is walking inbetween both of them. (granted, her father has an electric wheelchair so he needs no pushing)

Post # 76
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Laylabelle:  I love it!  Mine too!

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