Quick Question.

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kellieSmith Posts : 1 Registered: 1/14/10
Quick Question.
Posted: Feb 8, 2010 6:17 AM


Hi!

Just a quick question.
What do you all think of a bride walking down the aisle by herself? It seems that I might have that kind of situation... :(

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PharmToxGirl Posts : 5,446 Registered: 8/30/07
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Posted: Feb 8, 2010 8:05 AM Go to message in response to: kellieSmith

Kellie - I see nothing wrong with a bride walking herself down the aisle. Good luck!

 

 

 

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CheetahAngel Posts : 2,017 Registered: 11/29/08
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Posted: Feb 8, 2010 8:36 AM Go to message in response to: kellieSmith

There is nothing weird or wrong about a bride walking down by herself. You gotta do what you gotta do :) Plus, now in the modern days, you see more brides walking down by herself than you did years ago. All the attention will be on you! Goodluck.

 

                           
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Bride2008 Posts : 3,058 Registered: 3/28/06
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Posted: Feb 8, 2010 9:29 AM Go to message in response to: kellieSmith

I see nothing wrong with it. If you have to walk by yourself, go for it.

 

 

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agd1017 Posts : 464 Registered: 9/14/09
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Posted: Feb 8, 2010 10:25 AM Go to message in response to: kellieSmith

I think it's perfectly acceptable and I'm sure it's quite common. It may not be your first choice but I guarantee your guests won't be sitting there thinking anything about it.

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auntofthebride Posts : 9,354 Registered: 4/2/06
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Posted: Feb 8, 2010 10:37 AM Go to message in response to: kellieSmith

Dear Kellie,

What would I think? It would depend on the bride's situation.

1. I might think that she doesn't want to be "given away". She is an adult independent woman who can make her own choices.

2. I might think that her father wasn't "there" for her during her childhood, thus she decided to walk alone rather bestow that honor on a man who had been emotionally absent to her.

3. I might think her father was deceased and to honor him she decided to walk alone.

4. I might think the brides was a girl raised entirely by her mother, and did not think of the option of asking her mother to escort her down the aisle.

I was escorted in by both my parents, mother and father. My husband similarly walked in with both parents. Thus all four got to share the escort duties. On the other hand, my niece's parents were both deceased by the time she got married. She decided to walk in alone, symbolizing her parents spiritually at either side. (I totally saw them there with her. I was a teary, sobbing mush.)

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CatStandish Posts : 2,766 Registered: 6/20/08
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Posted: Feb 8, 2010 11:42 PM Go to message in response to: kellieSmith

I would think she was a strong, independant woman, and I would not think anything less of her for walking in alone.

I had both of my parents walk me half way down, then my DH met us at the center and we walked the rest of the way together.

You could walk in half way and have your DH meet you.

Or, you could come to the edge of the last pew and have your DH come to you, then escort you in.

You don't have to have anyone walk you in if you don't want to, but if you want to be escorted, then there are options.


Misty

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JerseyGirlVA Posts : 311 Registered: 9/17/09
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Posted: Feb 9, 2010 9:02 AM Go to message in response to: kellieSmith

I wouldn't have a problem with a bride wlaking down the alone by herself.

As the PP mentioned, it shows that your strong and independent. No matter what the circumstances are, it's not something for you to worry about =)


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AmyJustin2010 Posts : 201 Registered: 1/18/10
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Posted: Feb 9, 2010 9:10 AM Go to message in response to: kellieSmith

I wouldn't think twice about it at all. It's perfectly fine and normal to do this.

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VntgGoth2010 Posts : 57 Registered: 1/24/10
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Posted: Feb 10, 2010 5:43 PM Go to message in response to: kellieSmith

Hey Kellie - Why walk down by yourself? Why not walk down with your groom?

I may get tomatoes thrown at me but during our marriage preparation they explained to us that the father giving the bride away is pretty archaic. It goes waaaay back to olden times (won't go into detail) but when they told us that I thought what I great idea!

However, I know my father might be hurt if I suggested I walk in with my groom and not him but it's an option.

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Rylan Posts : 23 Registered: 1/12/09
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Posted: Feb 11, 2010 1:04 AM Go to message in response to: kellieSmith

I noticed the frowny face in your post. It makes me think that perhaps that walking yourself down the aisle is not your first choice. As others have said, there is nothing wrong with entering without an escort. However, if you do wish to be walked down the aisle, there are options. Other family members besides your father can fill this role as can a family friend who has played an important part in your life. Typically, the person who fills this role is someone who helped raise you and was a significant part in molding you into the person you are today.

Depending upon your situation, these may or may not be options you would want to consider. Good luck to you.

 

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bosoxgirl Posts : 231 Registered: 2/3/10
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Posted: Feb 11, 2010 8:34 PM Go to message in response to: kellieSmith

If you don't want to walk alone and still want to be given away, do you have a godfather or an uncle who you are close with that you can ask?

 

  

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