SURVEY: Who will you walk down the aisle with and why?

I lost my father at an early age but would have loved it if he were there to walk me down the aisle. I would have also liked to have my mom give me away/walk down the aisle with me but she was not well enough to travel. 


So I walked down the aisle by myself.  But, my hubby met me halfway down the aisle and we walked together the rest of the way.  I thought it was a very romantic idea!


BTW, to honor my parents and symbolize their presence in my life, I had their wedding picture cover the base of my bouquet.  So in a way, they did walk down the aisle with me.


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What's your plan or if you're already married, what did you do?

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 8:39 am
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alyciamarlene
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What a sweet idea!! I can just picture how romantic that must have been to have your DH meet you half way. And I love what you did with the picture on your bouquet - your parents look gorgeous!

As for me I had my dad walk me down and he kept whispering to me to slow down the whole time because I wanted to just run to my DH!
Posted on May 4, 2012 at 8:49 am
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At first I was going to have my Dad (step-dad) walk me but then I decided I wanted both him and my Mom to walk me. 


I love how you did yours. What a great way to make it unique to your situation!

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 8:53 am
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My father died when I was 13 and my mom and step father split when I was 16 so I dont have anyone to walk me down the aisle so I asked my mom to do it she gave me a BIG thumbs down and said no :( But she did request that I let my twin brother walk me down the aisle so I agreed and thats what Im doing :)

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 8:59 am
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My grandfather took care of me when I was little, until my stepfather came in the picture.  He has been there all of my life, but I moved out and took care of myself since I was 18.


Im doing something similar to you new orchid.  My grandfather is walking me 1/3 of the way, then my stepfather 1/3 and my FI is going bring me the rest of the way.  Im not having a flower girl so on his way (FI) walking to me, he is going to sprinkle some rose peddles and I will walk across them with him.

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:13 am
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My grandfather gave me away at our wedding; he has been like a dad to me anyway, and I wanted a male family member to do so.  In some ways, I wish I had asked my mom to do it, but I'm happy with my decision.

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:26 am
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double post

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:26 am
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i walk by myself since i dont parents with me..i have my uncles but i choose just me..

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:28 am
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Awwwhh, that is so sweet! I love that idea! My dad will walk me down the aisle :)

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 11:03 am
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My dad will walk me down the aisle. All of you ideas (what you guys have done/are doing) are so sweet! I like the idea of my mom and dad walking me down the aisle, but I know my dad is very traditional so I think he would want just me and him.

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 11:37 am
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My dad walked me down the aisle. I wanted to have my mom too, but we couldn't all fit down the aisle. :/ 

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 11:46 am
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I am having my dad on one arm and my 9 yo son (from a previous relationship) on the other. My mom passed away 2 years ago so I will have a locket wit her picture in it attached to my bouquet. I am hoping the guys don't step on my dress I am a little worried tho lol 

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm
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I really liked the idea of your husband walking you down the aisle half way....I am lucky to have my dad and my mom with me but just as Uhlease we are very traditional and it will only be my dad walking with me.

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm
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i also lost my dad as a child, so my mom is going to walk me down. even though i lost him almost 17 years ago, im having a very hard time swallowing him not being there, and i have been searching for a "silent" way to memorialize my dad during my ceremony, because i think i will just cry if i see an empty seat or special candle in his honor. i LOVE LOVE LOVE your idea of putting a picture on your bouquet! now i can have him "walk" me down the aisle!

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm
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My children are walking me down the aisle. My 7 year old thought he was too big to be the RB and my 11 year old is as tall as me. She didn't want to be a FG and she's too young to be one of my BM's. Since my father and I don't really have a great relationship, I decided to let my kids have the honor of giving their mother away!!!

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 5:59 pm
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Dad died when I was 10 in 1991. My oldest Brother is going to walk me.

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm
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These are so adorable!! Wow, I think the way you decided to do it is beautiful! I will walk down the aisle with my father. =]

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm
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My dad passed when I was 12 so my step father will be walking down the aisle but I will have a bouquet charm with my dad's picture on it
Posted on May 5, 2012 at 1:09 am
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My dad is walking me down though I have thought about both parents walking me down. I was afraid for a little while with my dad's health issues that he wouldn't be able to. If that would have happened I would have had my two brothers walk me down. We are such a tight family that it would have still worked.

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 10:18 am
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I don't have any family, so I am going to ask my FFIL to walk me down the aisle. 

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 11:32 am
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That is very sweet! My parents will walk me down the aisle.

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm
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