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#1 Ericka7885

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    Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:24 AM

    I am wondering for those of you have lost your father, who will be giving you away? I have two brothers, but both are standing up in the wedding. My uncle was a thought, but I'm still not sure if he's going to be able to make it. I have even thought about my mom. I know this is going to be an emotional experience for me because my dad cannot be there and I just want it to go as smoothly as possible. Any ideas or suggestions??

    #2 LCBride2007


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      Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:26 AM

      are you open to the idea of just walking down alone? this is really such a personal decision!

      you could do no one, and just mention you dad somehow. or your bothers and/or mother and again mention you dad. or any variation .,,

      #3 lucy106

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        Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:27 AM

        I would totally go with your mom. Are you close to her? If so then yep thats my vote. You cant rely on your Uncle for sure cuz he is a maybe. If you did the brother thing I would say both bros would have to. Sorry your dad cant be there, that is sad!!

        #4 Ericka7885

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          Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:31 AM

          Thanks for all of the input. I am actually thinking my mom too, we are extremely close. Since my brothers are all ready in the wedding, I am sure it would mean a lot to her. I don't know if I would want to walk down alone, because as I said it is going to be so emotional, I think I will need someone to be there for me and hold my hand.

          #5 Jen_S

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            Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:32 AM

            I lost my dad and I orig. thought about doing it solo since I wanted my mom as my MOH, but I think it is more important for here to give me away.
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            #6 ErinB


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              Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:33 AM

              I love the idea of your mom walking you down the aisle. She could even answer , when asked "who gives this woman to be married..." "Her father and I do."

              Ok, I'm already crying! Good luck!

              #7 Jackie

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                Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:36 AM

                I lost my dad two. And for the first few months of wedding planning this was all I could think of. How will walk me down?

                I finally decided to walk alone half way and then my husband came and got me to walk me the rest of the way. It was beautiful and I am so glad I did it this way.
                Its a had decision to make but no matter what your dad will be there watching over you with a big smile on his face and a heart full of love for you.
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                #8 Spazz

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                  Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:44 AM

                  My dad passed away almost 2 years ago so I know how hard/emotional this decision is. I was going to have his 2 brothers (my uncles) walk me down, but I'm really not that close to them. So I chose my brother (who I'm very close to and who is my husband's best friend). He was in the wedding as a groomsman, so he walked me down and then took his place in line with the other groomsmen. It was really perfect because he knew what I was feeling as we were walking down the aisle and was there with some great words of support.

                  #9 Danielle

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                    Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:55 AM

                    I was in a wedding last Saturday and the officiant had both parents give my friend away. I think your mom is a very good choice, it seems important to you and I am sure she will be very happy to do so.
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                    #10 happygilmore

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                      Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:57 AM

                      I lost my dad when I was 15 so I understand the emotional feelings around this decision. My mom will be giving me away and to be honest she didn't really give me and option and I figure if that is what meant the most to her than I would do it!

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