(Closed) Who is walking you down the aisle?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Who should I have walk me down the aisle?
    Your Uncle (mom's brother) : (8 votes)
    33 %
    Your brother, you're not that close now but he was there for you growing up : (4 votes)
    17 %
    Your mom, talk her into walking down the aisle with you : (12 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @jbarker09:  Have you considered walking yourself down the aisle?

    Post # 4
    8444 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @jbarker09:  I’m having my (male) best friend walking me down the aisle. 

    Post # 6
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @jbarker09:  Good point, you probably have to be pretty self assured to go it alone.  I’m having my Maid/Matron of Honor walk LAST so that I have her with me up until the last minute.

    Honestly, I think your uncle would understand the honor of it if you’re willing to have the conversation with him.  Otherwise I would ask your mom to reconsider and tell her how much it would mean to you.

    Post # 7
    7437 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I think I’ll be walking myself down the aisle.

    Post # 8
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would have my mother do it if she raised me alone. Technically she took on the Role of mom AND dad if yours wasn’t around. I have seen it before (moms walking the daughter) and in ever thought anything of it.

    Post # 9
    8 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I think you should try to talk your mom into it!

    Post # 10
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I wouldn’t have someone you’re not close to or who hasn’t been a father figure walk you, to me it just kind of takes away the meaning from it. I’d either tell your mom again how important it is to you (she didn’t need a guy’s help raising you, so why should one walk you down the aisle?), walk alone, or I also think it’s really touching when the bride and groom walk down together or meet halfway.

    Post # 11
    349 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m a single mom who will be walking her daughter down the aisle, but if the OP says her mom would not have a calming effect on her, I can see how that would add to, rather than relieve her stress.  I have seen weddings on the Bee where the bride and groom walk down the aisle together; would this be an option for you?  Even if you don’t want him to see you beforehand, perhaps having him walk to the back of your church (or whatever venue) and escort you up the aisle would give you the reassurance you’re hoping for?  I don’t recommend walking by yourself if you’re nervous; I did that when I got married and it would have been okay except my bouquet never made it to the church and I had NOTHING to hold onto during what felt like an endless walk up the aisle!  Funny now, but excruciating on what should have been a happy day.

    Post # 12
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @jbarker09:  You missed a fairly popular option: Walking yourself down the aisle. 

    I love my dad (and we get on fairly well) but I didn’t want him to walk me down the aisle and I’m so glad I didn’t. On top of everything else, we had to move the ceremony inside at short notice and I only just made it down the aisle alone because it was so narrow.

    Post # 14
    1848 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Talk your mom into doing it. She will only get to see her baby walk down the aisle once, and if I were her I’d be damned if it weren’t me to give you away!


    Post # 15
    191 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

     It would be really nice if you could get your mom to do it….I walked  my daughter down lthe asile in 2011, it was Great!….My son is actually walking me down

    Post # 16
    6123 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My husband did!


    We walked in together arm in arm.  It’s a Swedish custom and it honored H’s Swedish heritage.  I loved it.

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