FutureMrsWognakou
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Mother walking Bride down the aisle

FutureMrsWognakou, on June 13, 2016 at 3:19 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 1 19
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My dad is around, however we are not close! I would like for my mom to walk me down the aisle. Has anyone done this in the past? If so what was the processional order like?

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Latest activity by Amanda, on June 13, 2016 at 9:27 PM
  • Nonna T
    Master April 2014
    Nonna T ·
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    We went to a wedding in December where the dad was not invited and the mom walked the bride up. For the recessional, the mom walked with her mom, the bride's grandma.

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  • FizzFuzz
    VIP November 2015
    FizzFuzz ·
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    I had my mother walk w/ me. It meant a lot to her.

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  • Sangele
    Master April 2016
    Sangele ·
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    My mom and brother walked me down the aisle. I also did my first dance with my mom.

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  • LDwed
    Super April 2016
    LDwed ·
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    Same situation here. My mother walked me down the aisle. For me it wasn't anything I had to think about, I just figured that the parent figure would walk me down the aisle. I'll attach a pic of me and my little mom walking.

    Our processional order:

    Husband and his parents

    grandma- his side

    grandma - his side

    Aunt and Uncle - my side

    Aunt and Uncle - my side

    Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

    Me and mom!


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  • Jacqui76
    Master May 2016
    Jacqui76 ·
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    My mom escorted me when I got married the first time. The processional order was the same as it would have been if my dad walked me, with the exception of the part where mom gets seated.

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  • OG Sarah
    Master September 2017
    OG Sarah ·
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    My dad has passed away, so my mom will be walking me. It means a lot to her to do it!

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  • Lori
    Master June 2015
    Lori ·
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    My mom walked me down. The processional wasn't all that different -- H with his parents, then bridesmaids/groomsmen, then me with my mom. For the recessional, she walked with the priest (who is her brother).

    I would suggest seeing if she has someone she'd like to walk with in the recessional. I know my mom was very self-conscious about potentially having to walk with herself on the way back.

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  • KPizzle
    Super May 2016
    KPizzle ·
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    My mom walked me down the aisle as well (my father is not in the picture). The processional was:

    Grandparents,

    DH parents,

    Groomsmen and DH,

    Bridesmaids,

    Me and my mom.

    It just so happened that we had uneven bridal parties (2 female and 3 male). The third groomsmen was more than willing to escort my mother down the aisle after the ceremony and into the reception. She would have been really uncomfortable if she had to do it herself. Just keep that in mind.

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  • Dreamer
    Master May 2013
    Dreamer ·
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    It's common practice in my family/social circle for both parents to walk with the bride. Ask who you're closest too, it certainly doesn't have to be a male relative.

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  • Hot Like Bea
    Master January 2017
    Hot Like Bea ·
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    My mom is waking me down the aisle.

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  • Jacky
    Master June 2017
    Jacky ·
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    My dad passed away 15 years ago. My sister had my mom walk her down the aisle 4 years ago, and she's walking me down the aisle now, too. It doesn't particularly change anything unless your super traditional, you just have to decide the order.

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  • MrsGill
    Expert August 2016
    MrsGill ·
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    My mum is walking me down the aisle too

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  • Possum
    Master December 2015
    Possum ·
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    Both my parents escorted me down the aisle.

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  • carriemichelle
    VIP June 2016
    carriemichelle ·
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    I'm having my mom walk me down the aisle this Sunday. However, it's because my dad is deceased.

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  • Mrs. in PDX
    Devoted July 2016
    Mrs. in PDX ·
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    My mom is walking me down the aisle! The procession is staying pretty much the same.

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  • Gonefishes
    Super May 2016
    Gonefishes ·
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    Do it!! If that's your hearts desire, do it. I regret not putting my foot down and making a scene at my wedding. No bride should feel regrets. My mom was supposed to walk with me. But, since my "father" is still alive everyone harassed me about having him included. We ALL agreed that he would wait at the altar to give me away but, my mom DESERVED to walk me. That day he showed up and stayed at the back of the church and insisted on walking me. I settled for the having both parents walk me even though that man took NO part in raising me.

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  • Amy
    Super December 2016
    Amy ·
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    Do it! I would!

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  • FutureMrsWognakou
    Dedicated October 2016
    FutureMrsWognakou ·
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    Thanks for the great feed back ladies!

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  • Amanda
    Expert September 2017
    Amanda ·
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    My mother is walking me down the aisle as well since my father passed away and it would mean the world to her

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