Megan
Dedicated July 2019

Son escorting me down the aisle

Megan, on February 14, 2018 at 10:06 PM Posted in Planning 0 12
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I have a great dad, I am fortunate to also have a step father that I love equally as much. Even before I got engaged things would come up like who would I have walk me down the isle. Rather then break a heart or feel a ton of guilt, I decided that my 15 year old son would. When my mother asked who I was going to have walk me down the isle the other day I had told her neither, that I am having my son do it. She said it was inappropriate as he is so young. He will be almost 16 and if people have their daughters and sons act as bridesmaids, flower girls, etc.. why can't my son escort me? Just wondering if others think my idea is inappropriate??

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Latest activity by Amanda, on October 17, 2021 at 2:41 AM
  • C
    Beginner February 2018
    Crystal ·
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    I think it's perfectly fine. It's better than hurting someone's feelings. How ever. Have you thought of having them both walk you down?
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  • Megan
    Dedicated July 2019
    Megan ·
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    I have considered that idea yes.. but one of the other reasons why I like having my son with me is because my children. are from my previous relationship and I like the idea of it being "our" day.. a joining of all of us as one family, if that makes sense.
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  • Ginsteeca
    Expert June 2019
    Ginsteeca ·
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    My original plan was that both of my sons would give me away, but the chapel we booked has an aisle that is possibly too narrow for three to walk down. So the current plan is my oldest son will walk me down the aisle, and he will be 17 at the time. My younger son will be almost 15. I'm still hopeful we can make it work. Worst case my younger son will be a groomsman and walk with a bridesmaid.

    My dad died just before I turned 16. When I married the first time at 21 my oldest brother walked me down the aisle. I do have a stepdad now that I like, but I still feel it's more important my kids feel included, rather than making my stepdad happy. Especially with it being my second wedding I don't see how it's inappropriate in the slightest to be given away by my kids. I've never considered anything else.
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  • Megan
    Dedicated July 2019
    Megan ·
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    Couldn't agree more with having the kids included!!
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  • Laura
    Champion June 2010
    Laura ·
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    This is exactly what I did! My son was 13 at the time. It was one of my favorite parts of the day!

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  • Kasandra
    Dedicated September 2023
    Kasandra ·
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    I agree that you should have ur son gove you away
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  • C
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    Crystal ·
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    When I got married last time my oldest was 3. My step dad was to walk me down the aisle and my daughter who was my flower girl (supposed to walk with my sister) grabbed my hand and walked me down the aisle. It was magical for me.
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  • Katie
    Super June 2019
    Katie ·
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    Whatever works for you! My friend had both her bio dad and step dad walk her down but I think it would be great to have your son walk you.
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  • Megan
    Dedicated July 2019
    Megan ·
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    What a beautiful picture!!
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  • Teresa
    Super September 2018
    Teresa ·
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    My 14 year old son is going to walk me. My family thinks its great because my dad is actually the officiant.
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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    My 17 year old is walking me down the aisle. I think it's a fantastic idea in your situation.

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  • Amanda
    Just Said Yes July 2022
    Amanda ·
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    So I am having my 2 sons 6&11 walk me down the aisle BUT I can not come up with a song 🤦‍♀️ Does anyone have any ideas? I don’t want songs of them being all grown up and they are the ones getting married!!!
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