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Johanna, on September 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM Posted in Planning 0 10
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My father is in a wheelchair he is in a motorized one and can get around himself, does anyone have any ideas for the walking down the isle and the first dance ?

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Latest activity by Johanna, on September 10, 2020 at 4:52 PM
  • Marisa
    Master October 2021
    Marisa
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    I don鈥檛 see why you wouldn鈥檛 be able to walk by his side down the aisle unless the aisle isn鈥檛 wide enough. How mobile is he for dancing?

    Not sure if you want to pull off this choreographed dance 馃槈
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  • J
    Beginner April 2021
    Johanna
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    He would not be able to get up for the dancing, I was just worried about the chair and my dress getting wrapped up ? Just wondering if anyone has actually done it ? I don鈥檛 think that dance will work for us 馃槀
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  • Marisa
    Master October 2021
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    Hehe, it鈥檚 a cute dance anyway, but I see what you鈥檙e saying. Possibly a slower dance but holding hands arms reached out so you can keep enough distance from your dress...Is that possible? I鈥檓 just thinking of an episode I just watched of Say Yes to the Dress where the bride was in a wheelchair so it was reversed. She was able to maneuver in twirls, etc. for dancing. If he鈥檚 not as mobile and able to do spins in his chair etc...maybe you could do most of the moving/swaying so he doesn鈥檛 get caught up on your dress.

    Here鈥檚 a cute on I found on YouTube:

    https://youtu.be/WYVFQT0CQ0Q

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  • Hermione
    Expert February 2020
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    Something tells me the aisle isn't wide enough or can't be set up wide enough for a walking side by side thing. Can he meet you at the end of the or go in front of you? Can he use a non motorized wheel chair for width reasons with your mom pushing the chair?


    Can he get into a non motorized wheel chair so you can dance with him by pushing the chair side to side like in this youtube video?
    https://youtu.be/Gc533Q7lwOE


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  • J
    Beginner April 2021
    Johanna
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    That is is good idea to maybe use a non electric chair ! I did think about having my mom and him be waiting closer to the front of the aisle
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  • Hermione
    Expert February 2020
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    Also there are a couple videos on youtube with the groom/bride gets into an office chair or wheelchair and choreography a dance. I think the office chair works best if the answer is no to the non motorized wheel chair
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  • K
    Expert October 2020
    Katie
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    Is the aisle too small/narrow? My FH is in a wheelchair and we will be walking side by side but our church aisle is wide enough. I like the idea of him and your mom waiting closer but I know it would be special for him to walk you down the aisle. Can the venue make the aisle wider to accommodate him?


    When it comes to dancing, I have seen both manual and electric chairs used. There are quite a few on YouTube and maybe find a dance instructor that could help you work together. My FH and I have practiced with me in my slip that goes under my dress and I have not had any problems with it getting caught but I was very attentive to my style and length of my dress for that exact reason.
    Good luck and I hope it works out.
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  • Kimberly
    Expert October 2020
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    My dad has a scooter similar to the electric wheelchair. Right now he insists he can walk me down but we have a backup plan of him driving his scooter and i get a rental one too so we can scoot down the aisle together 馃構 My mom looked into it and it is only $35 for me to rent the same scooter my dad has, and have a basket for the bouquet and everything! Our aisle is pretty big though so that鈥檚 why it would work for us. My fianc茅 joked we should play the Mario Kart theme if we both scoot down the aisle.
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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
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    My dad is in a motorized chair as well. For my sisters' weddings he pretty much stayed stationary and they spun around him and shuffled from side to side. As for walking down the aisle, that shouldn't be any different than if you were walking down. Unless you're worried he'll run over your train? Then maybe you could have a page boy or page girl hold the train of your dress behind you to keep it secure.

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  • J
    Beginner April 2021
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    Yes my main concern was the train but good idea having someone hold it for me !
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