Amanda
Beginner July 2022

Who to walk me down the aisle??

Amanda, on May 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 10
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Hi!! I'm getting married July 16, 2022 and starting to think about our ceremony and specifically my walk down the aisle. Both of my parents have passed, and my fiance's dad has also passed. His mom has become a very close parent figure to me over the last 8 years since my parents passed.


The only somewhat close male relative I can think of is my uncle (dad's brother). He lives out of state and I see him every couple of years. He has not been what I would call a "father figure" so I'm not 100% sure I should ask him to be the one in this case. My fiance's mom and I have talked and she knows I'm struggling with this and she offered to walk with me.

I have been thinking of a few options:-A: walk alone (this is a little nerve-wracking though!)-B: have my uncle only-C: have my fiance's mom walk me-D: have my fiance's mom walk both of us together-E: ask my uncle and my fiance's mom to walk me together
Any ideas/suggestions?

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Latest activity by Kaila, on June 1, 2021 at 6:19 PM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    I don’t have a father figure in my life but I would never walk down the aisle alone due to nerves and I know that I would freeze in place without an escort.


    Your escort can be anyone you choose. Who do you have a great relationship with? Ask a friend to walk with you if you can’t decide. Your mother in law offering is a sweet gesture so take her up on it. The groom traditionally enters with the officiant anyway.
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    I think walking yourself down the aisle is perfect in your situation. As your do it just focus your eyes on your FH and you will be fine.
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  • T
    Devoted August 2020
    Tina ·
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    I would say walk by yourself, but if you feel worried and want to be escorted down do you have a close male friend in your life?


    The groom is up in the front so he’s waiting for you.
    I would say if you feel like you have no close male friend walk with your FMIL Smiley smile
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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    It doesn't have to be a male. I would either walk alone or with your FMIL.
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  • Jasmine E.
    Expert May 2022
    Jasmine E. ·
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    I would walk alone or maybe with your maid of honor, if you have one.
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  • Taylor
    Dedicated October 2021
    Taylor ·
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    I would walk alone or with your FMIL. You want to look back at the photos and remember the joy, not think of it as awkward or regret your choice because you don’t talk often!
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  • Meghan
    Expert September 2021
    Meghan Online ·
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    Aw that’s so sweet of your FMIL to offer. That sounds like a great idea especially, if you’re nervous.


    Have you ever considered maybe walking half way down the aisle and having your fiancé meet you there? Know it’s not really traditional but have read this idea on this forum before.
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  • Brianna
    Savvy August 2022
    Brianna ·
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    Do you have a brother you are close with or a male cousin? If not I would got with FMIL or your made of honor... maybe even walking with your flower girls or ring bearer? That could be really cute
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  • K
    Expert October 2020
    Katie ·
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    I had an L shaped aisle and so I met my groom at the corner and walked the remainder of the aisle with him. I am so happy I did as everyone loved it and it was a good way to symbolize us coming into the marriage as one together of our own free will.



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  • Kaila
    Beginner June 2021
    Kaila ·
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    Do what you're most comfortable with. If your gut tells you you should go with your FH's mom, then with that! I could see myself getting way too nervous to walk alone too.

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