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Crystal
Devoted September 2022

Walking Down the Aisle

Crystal, on July 1, 2022 at 7:18 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 9
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So….. traditionally I planned on having my dad walk me down the isle. But now I’m starting to have second thoughts and prefer to walk by myself. Nothing against my dad, he’s great, but the “isle way” at our venue is very short and narrow. It’s literally a few feet of walking space on a patio deck. I don’t want to feel smothered and I really want my dress to show. I kind of want that moment to myself…taking it all in… during my short 10 second walk lol


Anyone walk by themselves? How was your experience walking down the isle (solo/escorted)?

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Latest activity by Julija, on August 8, 2022 at 12:03 PM
  • Crystal
    Devoted September 2022
    Crystal ·
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    Aisle not isle*
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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2022
    Taylor ·
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    I haven't had my wedding yet but I'll be walking myself also!

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  • Brenda
    Dedicated October 2021
    Brenda ·
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    I walked by myself and I loved it! My aisle was on the shorter side, but also instead of being "given away", I felt like I was my own person making my own decisions. Back straight, shoulders back, own that aisle!
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  • Crystal
    Devoted September 2022
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    👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾


    I think I’ll still do that portion when I get to the end of the aisle and have my parents stand up. I’m not too fond of the wording so will definitely change it. But I do want something that shows “we respect this union and welcome our new son into our family”.
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  • M
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I walked by myself. not because i had a bad relationship with my dad either but because i just wanted to make a grand entrance by myself haha

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  • E
    Beginner August 2023
    Emily ·
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    I will be walking myself. This is my second wedding and I had my dad and my uncle (my mom passed away 5 months before that wedding and in her place I asked her brother) walk me down for that event. This time around I'm older, wiser, did the proposing to the groom, and am embracing all of that.


    The decision is yours and what feels right to you!
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  • H
    Beginner August 2022
    Hannah ·
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    I’m thinking about going down solo too. I proposed and nobody is “giving me away” so it feels right. I’m just stressing about what my parents will think about it. Still deciding…
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  • Crystal
    Devoted September 2022
    Crystal ·
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    I mean shoot! You’ve already been doing things your way, why stress about anyone else now? Do what you want on your walk!!! I didn’t discuss it with anyone, of course I’ll mention it to my fiancé but at the end of the day it is my decision.
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  • Julija
    Devoted October 2023
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    I haven’t seen a bride walk herself, but I have seen a bride escorted by both parents (that’s what I’m doing). Either way I think it’ll be fine so long as you can walk without tripping over anything lol.
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