Hello , I’m having a hard time figuring out who to walk down the aisle with. Or if I should go alone. My mother passed away 8 years ago and my father passed away 10 years ago. I am only child and come from a very small family. I’ve read that walking a lone has been more popular but wanted some input.
That's a very personal decision. If there's someone you're very close to like a grandparent, aunt, or uncle, you could ask them. If there's not someone who automatically comes to mind, I wouldn't force yourself to pick someone.
I'd suggest if you have a close family member, such as a grandparent or aunt/uncle, that you have a close bond with you could ask them. Otherwise, I see no problem with walking by yourself. Just pick whatever feels right in your heart.
I'm an only child. I do not have family in my life. I wanted that moment to be about me. I was entering the marriage of my own free will. I am my own person. I didn't need someone to guide me or support me down the aisle. It was amazing. One of my favorite pictures came from that moment.
This was a difficult decision for me too. My father passed away 22 years ago and there is bad water between my godfather and my mother, so it was a very touchy subject for weeks, that I didn't even bring up. I finally developed a backbone and said that I wanted my Godfather to walk me down the aisle, and it was a short quick conversation, but that's the plan. There were other options, my Mom, my dad's brother, walking alone, but I wanted my Uncle (godfather) to walk me.
I don't know if there's anyone who's been significant in your life, other than your parents, or family friends; I think that walking down the aisle by yourself is a wonderful idea and you're correct it is becoming the new trend.
As Pirate & 60s bride mentioned, another option is to walk with your partner if you don't want to walk alone. I had a friend who did this. Her and her H just entered the venue together. It was really cute.
As a photographer I can tell you I’ve seen plenty of brides walk down the aisle solo - so if that’s what you want to do, don’t think it would be weird! No one will judge you, they’ll just be looking at how stunning you are!
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