Post # 17
Good idea especially as your daughter is Maid/Matron of Honor as someone else said.
I’m not close with my Dad, don’t know if i’ll invite him yet and I feel my Mum’s brought me up so she’ll be doing the honour.
Post # 18
My 13 year old son is walking me down the aisle at my Fiance request. We both thought this would be a great way to include him. My Fiance does not have any children. I htink it is a great idea
Post # 19
My twin boys are walking me down the aisle. My daughter is my MOh and my step sons are the groomsmen! You are combining families which is not traditional so why should you do the traditional thing! I love your idea! It is beautiful!
Post # 20
I sang a wedding once where the bride’s son walked her down the aisle, and when they got to the altar, the minister said a little family blessing. It was really REALLY sweet and made me tear up. I don’t think you can miss an opportunity like that!
Post # 21
Both my father and grandfather are walking me down the aisle. I asked both of them because they were and still are very big parts of my life. If i could I would include my mother and grandmother but since it’s not a very wide aisle I figure I should stick to two. lol, plus my grandfather wasn’t able to walk my mom or aunt down the aisle since they eloped or just didn’t marry. I thought it would be pretty special to him too!
I think having your son walk you down the aisle is an amazing idea. Your son will love it and truly feel blessed that you are making him such a special part of your celebration. Plus your daughter being the Maid/Matron of Honor gives her a special place too! I know it’s easier said than done, but don’t worry about what others say. At the end of the day if your happy than that’s what makes it special.
Post # 22
I think having your son walk you down is amazing!
Post # 23
I’m walking alone I guess. Which sucks in a way, because I am a KLUTZ and I am afraid not having someone’s arm to hold on to might be a disaster for me. lol But my dad is in a nursing home and can’t even be there, and I don’t have any grandfathers. I am not close with my step dad and I don’t really want him to just for the sake of having someone and then I don’t want to use my uncle and then make my step dad feel overlooked so I am just going it alone. I think having your son do it is a great idea and would be a very special thing to do!
Post # 24
i think having your son walking you down the aisle is a great idea. i don’t see what’s so bad about it that you got rude comments from another site 🙁
Post # 25
I say go with your son. When I married last time my son and dad walked me down the aisle. This time my son is (dad passed away). You can also walk down alone, but there is nothing wrong with your son doing it. It’s actually nice that the most special man in your life, your son, is welcoming your Fiance into your lives. I had my son participate in our candle ceremony too.
Post # 26
Oh my goodness! I haven’t even thought of the whole walking down the aisle thing!
@xshellx2003: I have the same thing…a sperm donor who has been out of my life for years! He walked me down the aisle the first time (28 yrs ago) but this time no way in h***!!!
I LOVE the idea of your son walking you down the aisle. If this fit my situation, I would definitely do it! I have 2 sons (23 and 26) so not sure how I would do that…and the 26 year old is NOT happy about this wedding at all. Long story…basically still not happy that I left his dad, broke his heart, blah blah blah. He is a daddy’s boy!
Post # 27
My father and grandfather are now deceased. My grandfather passed at the end of March, a few months before our wedding and I was crushed.
We ended up due to circumstances (an oil spill, death of both grandparents) having a teeny, intimate wedding on the beach in Key West, and my son walked me down the aisle. I could not have had anyone better. It means so much when I look at these pictures of him. He tried to be so grown up, so mature, and he was happier than you could ever know, being able to do that job.
It was funny. There were the 3 of us and our officiant. After he walked me down the aisle, the officiant handed him his shell, which was like the ring bearer pillow holding our two rings, and he switched hats again and performed another job!
Here’s some of him in action:
(here we are, about to go down the aisle and before he handed the officiant the shell w/our rings) We’re just looking at everything and he’s telling me what he feels like we should do on “the walk”.
Here is our son when they pronounced us man and wife. He was just smiling. He was also included in the vows and said “he did” to being part of our new family!
Post # 29
@MissHobbit: thank you! It was such a special day. My son told somebody the next day how “we all got married”.
Post # 30
@happiness: Not to butt in and be difficult, but if having your godfather (who is actually your bio dad) walk you down the aisle and have any stress or family disturbance occur as a result is not worth it. Imho, weddings are stressful enough without adding to the mix.
I’d have the big brothers walk you down the aisle or your mom if it were me. Maybe give godfather a special part during the ceremony? Reading a biblical passage or a reading from a special poem or book?
What are other encore brides doing?