Zoe O.
Devoted November 2019

Two-person Bridal Escort

Zoe O., on January 2, 2019 at 4:08 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 11
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Since I got engaged, the plan has been for my mom to walk me down the aisle, as my father has been mostly absent from my life since I was 9 years old and pretty much entirely out of the picture since I graduated college (about 6 years). Over Christmas my mom brought up that my brother had asked her about having a role in my wedding. My mother has suggested that they both walk me down the aisle, one on either side. Has anyone else done this before?

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  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
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    You should have whoever you want walk you down the aisle - whether it’s one person, two people, or no one. I’m having both of my parents escort me - I’ve seen many others who have done this as well - and it’s not a problem logistically to have one on each side!
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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·
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    Go for it! Just check that all 3 of you including your dress can fit down the isle together with the chairs and isle décor set up. I want my mother and father to both walk me but I don't think my isle is wide enough. (Small garden path with quite a few guests packed in) so I may be having my father walk me and my mother meet us to "give me away"

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  • Zoe O.
    Devoted November 2019
    Zoe O. ·
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    That is one of the things I'm going to be looking out for this Sunday when I'm at the church. It's a fair-sized aisle but my brother was a football player and has that kind of build. So it could be tight, especially with my gown. So I'm thinking I might have to do something similar. Have him walk me in from the back and then hand me off to mom at the end of the aisle for her to walk me to the altar.
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  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
    Peggy ·
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    I think it would be so sweet!
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    My husband walked down the aisle with both his parents and stepparents because that’s custom in the Jewish faith. I say walk down with whoever you want.
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  • Rachelanne
    Just Said Yes May 2022
    Rachelanne ·
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    Thank you for talking about this because I’m from a dorviced family and want my mom and dad but I wasn’t sure.
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    We did that— I walked down with both my parents, as they both mean the world to me.
    H ultimately decided to walk down the aisle with his mom and his brother/best man. His dad has passed and we decided it would be sweet for him to walk his mom and then decided to make it a full family affair. I loved it, I think the pictures are so special.
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    Mim ·
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    My husband, daughter's dad, and I walked with our daughter. My sil walked with his parents. It's very normal to walk with two people.
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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride ·
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    Sure! It's actually a Jewish tradition that the bride is escorted by both of her parents, and the groom is escorted by both of his. It has always struck me as a lot less sexist than just the father of the bride escorting just the bride, while the groom sort of slinks in from the side.

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  • MissSoonToBe
    Expert May 2020
    MissSoonToBe ·
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    My son and father will be giving me away. I think it’s an AWESOME idea to have mom and brother escort you down. I also agree check to be sure all three of you will be comfortable walking down the aisle.
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  • Tamara
    VIP August 2019
    Tamara ·
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    I'm having both of my nephews walk me down the aisle. The only thing I am concerned about is making sure the aisle is wide enough for us to do so without bumping into guests on the way down. It's your day, you can do whatever you would like to that is meaningful for you and your FH.

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