(Closed) Who to walk me down the aisle?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
2838 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ellejay16:  Here’s a off-beat thought… Are you close to your future FIL?  Would you want him to walk you down?  I think that would be a great way to show how welcoming he is of you into the family (assuming you have a good relationship with him).

Otherwise, is there any mentor in your life whom you look up to?  You could ask that person.

Post # 4
8573 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You could have each brother walk you down the aisle.. have them trade off at differant points of aisle.

I’m having my mother & her husband walk me down the aisle, as I believe they deserve it more than my bio donor does.

Post # 5
3038 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You could walk in with your Fiance. This is actually an old Swedish tradition, symbolising that you’re both walking happily into the marriage as equals.

Post # 6
6112 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ellejay16:  I lost my dad too, just 8 months ago.  I am very sorry.


My H and I walked into the ceremony together arm in arm moments after our first look.  It’s tradition in Sweden to walk in together and he’s of Swedish decent.  We had 2 witnesses.  I like this because I didn’t want to be the focus and neither of us feel like we need to be given away.  We’re entering this marriage together.  Just another option!

Post # 8
6112 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012


It’s tradition in other countries, and it would count as someone walking you down the aisle.


Who exactly does your Fiance suggest then?  He doesn’t seem to want to budge on this but not offering any solutions at the same time. 


How about your mom?  You’re not considering her only because she got emotional?  I’d say that was a good thing (if we’re talking crying with happiness?)!

Post # 10
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i lost my father too and am having my brother do it. i only have one so its perfect but if i were you i would definatly think about asking the oldest one, if any of them. if you really want your mom to do it, its more common than you think. my sister asked me if i wanted my mother but had always just thought of my brother. she said she has been to a few weddings where their mom did.

Post # 11
413 posts
Helper bee

@ellejay16:  I would definitely walk with your Fiance. My father also passed away when I was young and I have never felt like I needed to be given away. I would try to convinvce your fiance if possible.  I love the idea that you would walk down the aisle together, approaching your marriage together. I always hated it when the groom just stands up there and then everyone gets up to watch the bride walk. It is a day for you both!

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