Is anyone walking alone?

I was wondering if anyone here was making the trip down the aisle sans father or mother?


My parents are ... well, they are my parents. I never really saw my dad walking me down the aisle, but fear it has an insulting quality. I don't mean for it to be disrespectful, I just am not close with my dad or his side of the family and really don't want to pretend to be something I'm not on my big day. Is there a way to go about this delicately? (The wedding is pretty laid back so I'm hoping people will just "get it". There are no special dances either - father/daughter, mother/groom.)

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 2:23 am
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I did and both my mother and father were in attendance.  No one raised an eyebrow...I just did it my way.  My dad didn't even ask!

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 2:40 am
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I walked by myself and no one said anything.

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 2:43 am
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I plan on walking down by myself - I haven't spoke to my father going on 3 years, my one brother laughed at me when I asked if he would and I love my step-dad, but he would bear hug me at the alter, hence - yes - i am DEFINITELY walking solo!    Like you, sandposi - i'm not going to have the special dances either.


btw - are you from rochester - NY or MN?

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 3:31 am
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I am walking myself down the aisle.  My father passed away almost 6 years ago.  He had always talked about walking me down the aisle when I got married and I could not imagine anyone else taking his place.  Both my mother and brother have offered, but I think I will walk alone and carry a photo of him with me. 

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 3:49 am
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I would like to walk myself down, but that is the only part my dad cares about so I will not be.

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 4:05 am
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i think i'm walking by myself...my father passed away in March, and i'm really not that close to any of the other male members of my fam....

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 4:36 am
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I'm walking down by myself also.  My dad passed away 8 years ago and there really isn't anyone else that can take his place.  

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 4:39 am
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I was walking myself because my father and I are not close, at all. But my mother really wanted to walk me down the aisle since she was always there when I was growing up so I conceded because I knew it meant a lot to her. Otherwise I would have absolutely no problem walking myself down!

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 7:19 am
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I am walking alone.  I do not speak to my father and my mother recently passed away so I see that as her spot and cannot see anyone taking that place.  I will be carrying a little picture of her down the aisle :-)

Posted on August 18, 2008 at 2:54 am
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i'm walking myself for both weddings

Posted on August 18, 2008 at 2:15 pm

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