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Who is walking you down the aisle? and why?

edecker, on September 12, 2018 at 1:25 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 142
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I have been thinking about and seeing a lot about the processional order lately, and i am curious who you are having walk you down the aisle and why!

Are you sticking with tradition and walking with your dad? Are you walking alone? Are you walking with mom? with siblings? with your children?

This article from wedding wire explains the traditional Christian, Jewish, other ceremony type processional orders: Wedding Processional Order Explained

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Latest activity by Chandra, on October 24, 2018 at 6:47 PM
  • Brae
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    I'm walking with my dad. I have a great relationship with him. I know I'm very lucky and its important to both him and me.
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  • Mrs. S
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    I wanted to walk alone because my dad and I have had our differences over the years and I didn’t like the idea of him giving me away. But he’s been very supportive lately and I knew it would mean a lot to him and I do love my dad. So I did ask him.
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  • M
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    Michelle ·
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    I am walking alone. I am 27 years old and live with my fh. While I love my dad, he is not giving me away to anyone. I am freely giving myself to my FH. Fortunately, my dad didn't expect to walk me down the aisle, so there was no disappointments (he dislikes being the center of attention as well so he was happy to avoid it).
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  • queenbee
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    I’m walking with my dad! We’re close and I can’t imagine doing that walk without him.
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  • Mrs. J Robinson
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    My uncle is walking me down the aisle. I don’t know my mom or my dad. My grandmother and my uncle (her son) didn’t want us to go to a foster home so my grandmother retired to take care of my brother and I and my uncle didn’t go to college so he could stay and help her raise us. Without them, there’s no way that my brother and I could have made it. My brother and I were the first in our family to graduate college not only with a BA but a MBA as well. We didn’t have parents, but we love them as if they were. My uncle is a tough guy on the outside and he isn’t the type of guy who goes to parties or family get togethers and doesn’t like attention to be on him at all. But he is swallowing his pride and has happily agreed to walk me down the aisle.
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  • M
    Super August 2018
    Marta ·
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    My mom walked me, my dad passed away 6 Yrs old ago. I had my second dance with both my brothers. We split one song for both of them
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  • JustKidding
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    I walked alone.

    Since I was a kid I knew I wanted to walk alone. I am my own person. I entered this marriage by my own choosing with a open heart. I wanted my walk to him to reflect that.

    My parents had nothing to do with my relationship. I also never liked the symbol of why women were walked.

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  • BB-H
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    I'm walking with my dad. I've been a daddy's girl since I was little and it makes sense for us to walk together. He's a pastor and he's officiating our ceremony too.

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  • Haaley
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    Haaley ·
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    I will be walking with my mom and stepdad. My dad passed away 5 years ago. I was considering having my brother walk me but it caused a bit of drama and my brother was more comfortable being a groomsman, per FH's request.
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  • Mrs.Sanok
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    My mom is going to walk me down the aisle.

    The only reason is because my dad passed away 1 year and half ago. If he were still here he would walk me down the aisle. Not that I do not love my mom and have a great relationship with my mom. My dad and I did too and I would have loved to keep in traditional.

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  • Mcskipper
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    I walked with both my parents. They both mean the world to me and it was a nice special moment. I decided I wanted to include ALL of our immediate family in the processional, for H that meant his brother (best man) and Mom— so the three of them walked together. For me it’s my parents, then my brother and FSIL, and their 11 month old daughter — our only niece, and official flower girl even though she was too young to do anything other than get carried down the aisle— so her parents were her escorts! And everybody walks! Smiley smile
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  • Happily Ever Mrs. H
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    My father is deceased, so my mother is doing it.

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  • c
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    My mom will walk me down the aisle. I don't care too much for my dad so he will be the officiant if he can promise to stick to the script.

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  • edecker
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    edecker ·
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    This is the boat i am in, that i want to walk alone, but know it would mean so much to him...

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  • edecker
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    edecker ·
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    This is such an amazing story! He sounds like the perfect person to walk with you!

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  • edecker
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    edecker ·
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    I completely agree. Were your parents feelings hurt when you didn't ask them? Did the conversation ever come up? I am worried my dad will be upset/hurt because i know it would mean a lot to him.

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  • DC Wife 10.27.18
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    FH and I are walking down together.

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  • S. Suarez
    Super March 2018
    S. Suarez ·
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    I had my mom walk me down the aisle. I chose her because she raised my sister and I alone; my dad was there, but not all of the time (he had his own personal issues to deal with). I did have a great relationship with my dad when I got older, but unfortunately he passed when I was 20. I would have totally loved to have both he & my mom walk me down.
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  • JustKidding
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    My parents are not in my life. My mom died a year before the wedding and I did everything I could to make sure my dad didn't know about my wedding. I didn't want anyone taking the place either. My husband really wanted his dad to do it, but like I said, I never in my life wanted to be walked.


    In my opinion, this is your moment. It's okay if they are hurt, but this isn't about them.

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  • Angerra
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    I will have my stepdad walk me up to a certain point then my grandfather walk me down the rest of the way. My grandfather means the world to me; however, my stepdad has also been there wayyy more than my biological father. So I'd like to incorporate them both.
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