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

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#21 BBtoB

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    Posted 29 May 2009 - 06:28 PM

    Originally Posted by holstang
    Thanks for posting pictures BB2B! I LOVE your cymbidium orchids- they are going to be in my bouquet too!

    You all look so happy!
    Actually, I can't take credit...not my pics. Amarillis posted those...I just replied...but I agree, thank you A! :)

    #22 Jamaica0619

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      Posted 29 May 2009 - 06:35 PM

      I intend to do the same thing. I haven't told my dad yet, but my mom knows. My dad is very traditional and I'm not sure how he is going to take it, but since he is very traditional, my mom played a larger role in raising me and I want her to walk me down the aisle as well in honor of the large role she played in the person I am today.
      Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. ~ Albert Camas

      #23 islandbride317

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        Posted 29 May 2009 - 06:38 PM

        Both of my parents will be walking me down the aisle, as well! Although my mom and I have had our rough patches over the years, it's a really important event and I want her to feel special and included. I am getting married at a gazebo at Sandals, and I just hope the walkway leading up to it is wide enough for all three of us (and my dress!) to fit!

        #24 Cattie

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          Posted 30 May 2009 - 05:17 PM

          Originally Posted by becks
          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!
          I had both of my parents walk me down the isle. I can't agree with Becks more with the "giving away". The hubby already knows what he was getting, we've been together 11 years before we where married!

          #25 Geralyn

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            Posted 31 May 2009 - 07:24 PM

            I am not Jewish either and I think it is totally appropriate to have both your mom and dad walk you down the isle...I was planning on doing this but my dad passed away on new years so now it will just be my mom.

            #26 Paulandpriscilla

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              Posted 31 May 2009 - 07:40 PM

              It's your big day and you can do whatever you want!!!!! I am getting married in July and I am having both my mom and my dad walk me down the aisle. Go for it.


              #27 KimmyG

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                Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:24 PM

                I always planned on having both parents walk be down, and never thought that would look odd. It would feel like an insult to my mom to leave her out and this way I know I'll get some great pictures with the three of us.

                #28 akbeach

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                  Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:12 AM

                  Thanks for posting pics. I am having my mom and dad walk me down the aisle (they are divorced and both helped to raise me but I lived with my mom). The pics help me picture how to hold flowers. I will make sure the aisle is wide enough though!
                  Photo by Sascha Gluck from Cancun Photos

                  #29 sweetie_bri

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                    Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:49 PM

                    I debated over this for a long time, and I think that whatever suits your situation is the best option. At my wedding in just over a month, my mom will be walking me down the aisle. I have a dad and a step-dad, and was raised by my mom and step dad. I thought very hard about the most influential parent to me, rather than tradition and went with my mom. I also think that it will offend the least number of people. Neither dad can argue that mom was and is #1, even if it is tradition. Plus I could never pick one over the other. I wish all of them could walk me, but 4 people down the aisle...a little much. I will try to include my dads in other special ways on that day...any ideas??

                    #30 BachataBride

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                      Posted 05 June 2009 - 12:00 PM

                      Before my step-dad passed away 2 years ago, I always said that both of them were going to walk me down the aisle. But I like that you are having only your mom do it! That's what I wanted (after my step-dad passed), but I thought it would really hurt my dad. And he had never hesitated once about going "south" for our wedding, even though I knew it wasn't his thing at all!
                      Are you having 2 dad dances?? I think that would be nice. Also, maybe you could have both of them involved in a sand ceremony (if you're having one) or have both of them present a gift/flower to you during the ceremony. Or before your mom presents you to your FI, you could stop at the row your dads are in & give them a flower & a kiss on the cheek (or just the kiss). You have so many options!! It's totally up to you!

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