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Is This Weird- Both Parents Walking Me Down the Aisle?

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#1 holstang

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    Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:25 PM

    Hello Ladies!

    I wanted to include my mom in the ceremony by having her walk down the aisle with me AND my dad. Is this weird? I know this is a Jewish tradition, (I'm not Jewish) but I feel it's appropriate, since my mom and I are so close. Would you think this was weird if you saw this?


    Thanks ladies!

    #2 ~*Kathy*~

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      Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:35 PM

      Hi there!

      I'm not Jewish (I didn't even know it was a Jewish tradition...learn something new everyday! hehe), and I had both my mom and step-dad walk me down the aisle. I didn't think it was weird or inappropriate at all nor do I think it is weird for anyone else to do it either. I think you should do whatever you are most comfortable with. :)

      #3 Vikki

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        Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:36 PM

        It's your wedding and if you would like that to happen I think it's a wonderful idea. Just because it's tradition to have your dad doesn't mean you can't change it up. I think it would be really cool to see and it makes total sense.

        For me the special inclusion with my mom is the time before the ceremony. I'll be getting ready, sharing memories of her wedding and her mother, taking pictures ect with just her before I walk down with my dad. I do like the idea of having both walk me down though. I might kick that around a little.

        Let us know what you decide.

        #4 BachataBride

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          Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:49 PM

          I am not Jewish either and - like Kathy said - had no idea it was a Jewish tradition. I had both my parents walk me down too and it was not weird at all! It was what I wanted, so it's what I did!!

          #5 ashey063009

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            Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:53 PM

            I definitely think that the most amazing things about your big day is that it can be as unique as you'd like for it to be.

            The idea of having both parents walk you down the aisle sounds beautiful, and I'm sure your mom will be delighted to be included during sich an amazing part of your ceremony.

            #6 H&F

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              Posted 29 May 2009 - 02:05 PM

              I think it's a nice honor. I'm planning on having both of my parents walk me down the aisle.

              #7 mrsrhbtobe

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                Posted 29 May 2009 - 02:08 PM

                I think that's a great idea:) What a nice way to honor your mother's contribution to your life also!
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                #8 holstang

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                  Posted 29 May 2009 - 02:32 PM

                  Thanks ladies for all your words of encouragement. I asked my future sister in law about the things she regretted on her wedding day, and she said she wished she could have included her mom more. So I thought this would be perfect! I just hope the aisle is wide enough, since we're getting married in the lounge on a cruise ship!

                  Thanks ladies, I'm doing it!

                  #9 becks



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                    Posted 29 May 2009 - 02:32 PM

                    I had both of my parents walk me down too. I was totally opposed to the "giving away" notion, and was going to go solo, but actually it was my step-mom who suggested that I have mom and dad do it together. I LOVED it!

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                    #10 ~Melissa~


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                    Posted 29 May 2009 - 02:33 PM

                    Hey I learned something new. I didn't know this was a Jewish tradition until reading this thread. Thanks! I don't think it's weird at all but maybe that's because I too had both parents walk me down the isle.

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