Who walked you down the aisle?

I know the tradition is generally that your father walks you down the aisle on your wedding day to give you away. But for some of us, for whatever reason this is not possible. For me personally my dad passed away late last year and just the thought of walking down the aisle without him makes me tear up. I know there are so many other people that are close to me that could and would love to do it but it breaks my heart.


So my question.... Who walked you dont the aisle? Or did you go it alone?

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 10:31 am
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FutureMrsRomero
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My situation is....complicated.


I want my dad to do it, because he's my dad and I love him.


But he's a heroin addict, and I have no idea of what his condition will be on my wedding day.


We are planning on having him walk me, but I have a backup plan if he's....unable. My uncle will do it if my father can't.


If you have a brother or cousin you're close with that might be okay.  Origionally my best friend was going to give me away, but she's my MOH so that would have been awkward.  


 

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 10:36 am
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Even your mom could give you away.  Anyone you feel comfortable with, and maybe isn't involved in the ceremony but you would like them to be.  If my mom was alive, I'd have had her do it.

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 10:38 am
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My father was supposed to walk me down the aisle.  He was at our apartment a few days before the wedding and the Friday before our Sunday wedding, he was not feeling well and my husband took him to the ER, and he was admitted.  I was so heartbroken that he was not going to be able to walk me down the aisle, so I said that I would walk myself down.  My DH's family is mostly Italian (my mom's side is as well) and in their tradition, you don't do that.  We had offers from many people to walk me down the aisle, but I ended up choosing our best man, because quite honestly, he was the one I felt most comfortable with "giving me away" so to speak. 


My personal belief is that if you feel more comfortable walking down alone, go for it.  I think you should have whomever makes you happy.  : )  Hope that helped!

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 11:03 am
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I had two! My dad walked me down and my son. I had him when I was 16. My son was 15 when I got married but it ment a lot to me to have him give me away also. I didn't stick to all the traditions
Posted on February 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm
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My father will walk me down the isle.


 


I agree iwth the other ladies though - anyone you feel comfortable with walking beside you would be perfectly fine. OR you could walk alone, if you feel more comfortable that way. There is no "right" answer.

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm
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My situation was a bit complicated...I really wanted my dad there to do it but it looked like he wouldn't be able to make it, so my plan was going to be my brother. Or my mom but she's terribly shy and was flattered I thought of her but was happy to let someone else do it! (DH walked her down the aisle first!) In the end we stayed engaged for nearly 4 years so that my Dad could be there, and I'm very glad that we did :)

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 1:09 am
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I had my dad walk me down the aisle, but whoever you feel most comfortable with should :)

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 1:17 am
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I've been married twice. The first time, my mom walked me down the aisle. This time, my (then 13 yr old) son did. My dad was at both weddings, and I have nothing against my dad, but we've just never been very close. I have always only seen him a few times a year, and I wanted someone who was there for me every day to be the one walking me down the aisle. :)

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 1:32 am
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My dad walked me down the aisle, but I wasn't sure if he was. My uncle died three days before my wedding day and they had the funeral on my wedding day. My father and uncle were very close and my dad took his death very hard. So on the day of the wedding, it was a toss up. I was going to walk down the aisle alone even though my brother in law volunteered to do it as well as my father in law. Five minutes before the ceremony started, in came my dad. If he had not been able to make it, I was going to walk down the aisle alone. 

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 3:51 am
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My brother walked my for my first wedding and my little boys are walking my this time (I can't wait!!)

I am not particularly close to my Dad, but I have asked him to be my witness instead. FI was going to ask his Dad to be his best man but we aren't having any sort of BP so our Dads will be witnesses instead
Posted on March 1, 2013 at 3:56 am
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My Dad walked me down the isle, but I see nothing wrong with walking your self down. I always loved the way that looked when I've been to weddings that the Bride walked herself down.

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:03 am
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My Grandma is walking me down the aisle.  My biological father has never been a part of my life (I didn't even meet him until I was 16 when I decided to look him up in the phone book because I was curious about him).  My mother never dated anyone or remarried so the only father figure I ever had growing up was my Godfather who happens to be the Pastor who will be marrying us.  I was going to have him walk me down the aisle AND perform the ceremony but my fiance suggested that we ask my Grandmother to do it.  At 84 years old, she is my best old girl... we have had an extremely close relationship for my whole life... she has lived with my mom for about 35 years (my entire lifetime and then some!) and she was in the delivery room when I was born (she even held me before my mom got to) - it only seemed fitting that she be the one to walk me down the aisle and when they ask who gives this woman to this man, for her to answer "her mother and I do"  <3


 

Posted on March 2, 2013 at 5:20 am
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my mom.  i was going to have mom and dad walk me down the aisle to follow the jewish tradition of the parents walking the groom down the aisle and the bride, but my father died last year.  i carried a bouquet charm with his pic in it down the aisle and i had a similar pic on my moms bouquet too.  they were married 41 and 1/2 yrs.

Posted on March 2, 2013 at 11:10 am
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I am going to walk down alone. My Father is around but I want to follow my children down the aisle and have all four of them give me to their Daddy.
Posted on March 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm
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My dad passed away in 2010. My son will be 22 and he is going to do it

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 4:40 pm
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my father will,once your dad give your hand to your husband,all of us  will feel sacred a lot.

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 7:52 pm
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Both of my parents walked me down the aisle -I had wanted just my dad, but I knew my mom wanted to as well -it wasn't a huge deal to me either way though :)

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 2:09 am
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I walked down the aisle alone... Long story short my dad decided not to come to my wedding.. I didn't want anyone else to walk me to down the aisle, I wanted to do it myself if he wasn't going to.


I walked down the photo 3462844-1

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 2:51 am
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I had both my parents walk me. I'm so sorry for your lose, I imagine it must be painful to think about that walk without him... Who ever you decide to walk you, be it your mother or someone elese your close with,  you have to believe that your father will be there in spirit walking right next to you as well :).  Per haps you can honor him by wearing a locket (either on your neck, or hanging fom your bouquet ect.) with a photo of him in it so he is  with you that way as well. Good luck with whatever you decide to do and try not to dwell on this to much, your father would want you to be happy ;0)

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 3:47 am
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My Stepfather will be walking me down the isle.  I have a long time friend who means the world to me and has been so much like a father to me that I would love have walk me down but I could never hurt my stepdad that way.

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 3:28 am
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