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#11 RonNMel

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    Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:22 PM

    My first wedding I had my grandpa walk me down the aisle, even though my dad was actually attending the wedding. I just felt like my grandpa had been a better parental figure than my dad. Now for this wedding, my grandpa has passed away and my dad has made efforts in the last few years, so I will ask him to walk me down the aisle. I also have asked my mom because she deserves it more than him, and it wouldn't be fair to exclude her.

    #12 OceanWonderland

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      Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:41 PM

      One of my good friends had a similar situation as yours (no longer speaking to her father and she invited them to the wedding, but he refused to come). She didn't have any of her family come, so she couldn't ask her mom or grandparents.

      Anyways, what she did had me bawling like a baby. It was very symbolic. She stopped at the end of the aisle (before walking down) and her fiance actually walked down the aisle to go get her, and they both walked down together. It was her way of showing that her fiance is now the new man in her life and is most important to her. Soon as the music started playing and you realized that she wasn't walking down, but he was coming to get her and they were going together, it was just a cry fest!! It's another option you can consider.
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      #13 mbarnes04

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        Posted 08 February 2010 - 08:19 PM

        i'm going to walk by myself, i think. wish i could take my dog!

        #14 SgtPepperette

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          Posted 08 February 2010 - 08:42 PM

          My dad passed a few years ago...so I had my husband meet me half way.

          #15 inanna

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            Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:28 PM

            I was in the exact situation as you and my mom walked me down the isle. Everyone was really touched by it and my mom was SO happy that I asked her.

            #16 Megan24

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              Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:41 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by inanna
              I was in the exact situation as you and my mom walked me down the isle. Everyone was really touched by it and my mom was SO happy that I asked her.
              Thanks I might just have my Mom and Grandpa both walk me down the aisle. They both have played the most important roles in my life

              By the way I love the back of your dress it is so pretty!!

              #17 bnbrmy

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                Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:58 PM

                My dad wont be coming because of money issues and I lost my mother, actually the only family I have coming is my niece. I assumed I would just give myself away. If you are close to your FI dad, maybe you could ask him? or if you have any close family that is coming, you could ask them to walk you down the aisle.

                #18 inanna

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                  Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:26 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Megan24
                  Thanks I might just have my Mom and Grandpa both walk me down the aisle. They both have played the most important roles in my life

                  By the way I love the back of your dress it is so pretty!!
                  Thank you Megan!

                  I think it'd be really, really sweet if both your Mom and Grandpa walked you down the isle.

                  #19 TLC4Rock

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                    Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:29 PM

                    Megan,

                    I would be lost if my Dad could not walk me down and with his health I pray everything will work out in July.

                    I think is pretty cool and awesome your grandfather is able to walk you down the aisle. I have even seen where the Mom & Dad walked the daughter. So you could have Mom and Grand Dad.

                    Either way you seem like you will be surrounded by love on your wedding day and that is what is MOST IMPORTANT!!!

                    #20 TRose

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                      Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:56 PM

                      My dad is not coming to my wedding either..so I'll be walking down the aisle with my sister, a little weird I know but I don't have any other men in my life and I think it would be worse if my future husband walked me down haha




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