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Naomi
Curious September 2018 British Columbia

Both parents walking down the aisle?

Naomi, on March 30, 2018 at 19:01 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 19
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I am very close to both of my parents, and thought it would be nice if both of them could walk me down the aisle. They’ve been happily married for 36 years (and will be less than 2 weeks away from their 37th anniversary at my wedding), so I’m pretty sure I won’t need to worry about them getting along. 😊 But I am trying to decide if I should have my mum on one side and my dad on the other, or my dad in the middle with one of us on each arm. Any thoughts?

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Latest activity by Erin, on April 17, 2018 at 15:09
  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    You should be in the middle with a parent on either side of you.

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  • Candace
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Candace ·
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    I think you should be in the middle, that way they are both escorting you down the aisle and you are still the centre of attention of your big day Smiley smile

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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    I love this idea and I've been thinking more about doing it myself!

    For sure be in the middle! This is your day!

    I'm mainly worried since I wouldn't be able to link arms with both of them as I will be holding a bouquet? So I suppose to link with neither of them?

    I'm just not sure what the Catholic Church will allow/not allow... I've honestly never been a fan of the father "giving away" the bride. I'd much rather have both of my parents there to present me!

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  • Christine
    Curious September 2018 Nova Scotia
    Christine ·
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    I'm also doing the same thing for my wedding and I'm going to be in the middle Smiley smile
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  • Naomi
    Curious September 2018 British Columbia
    Naomi ·
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    The first time I head about both parents walking the bride down the aisle I was in Grade 8 and reading the 17th edition of Emily Post's Etiquette. There was a section about Jewish wedding customs and it mentioned both parents walking their daughter down the aisle and I decided then and there that I would incorporate that into my wedding if I ever got married.

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  • Naomi
    Curious September 2018 British Columbia
    Naomi ·
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    I'm excited to see that there are so many other ladies having both of their parents walk them down the aisle! Usually when I mention it to people they think that it's really weird. Nice but weird. Smiley smile


    I've decided to walk in the middle, on my dad's arm and holding hands with my mom. After I asked my question I ran across a picture of a bride doing it that way and thought it looked really lovely. Plus it will be so natural for me, as I've been holding my mother's hand since before I could walk!

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina
    Lynnie ·
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    Love this idea!! I'd put you in the middle Smiley heart

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    I suggest you in the middle. It is your day and they will probably both want to be beside you!

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  • Alessia
    Frequent user June 2020 Ontario
    Alessia ·
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    That’s a cute idea! Not many people do both parents. I am though. I’ll be in the middle and my parents on either side since they’re the ones giving me away.
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  • Jen889
    Devoted May 2018 Quebec
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    She's not lying lol it's true in Jewish culture its traditional for both parents to give the bride away.
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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    I agree with with everyone here: you should be in the middle Smiley smile

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  • Courtney
    Super July 2018 Ontario
    Courtney ·
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    You should be in the middle, and then your parents on either side of you.

    My parents are both walking me down the aisle. They both raised me, and my mum says that's how its done in the jewish religion.. not sure if she's just saying that though haha.

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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
    Becky ·
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    My sister had one parent on one side. She was in the middle ! It meant a lot to them and they were around the same amount of years as well Smiley smile
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  • Emily
    Devoted November 2018 Ontario
    Emily ·
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    You should totally stay in the middle Smiley smile it's yours and your groom's day, not your dad's.
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  • Karen
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Karen ·
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    Traditionally bride is in the middle. I'll be in the middle and my mom and dad will be on each of my side.
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  • Audrey
    Curious August 2019 New Brunswick
    Audrey ·
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    You in the middle 😊
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  • Natasha
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
    Natasha ·
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    You should be in the middle. It’s all about you and that’s are there to support you.
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  • Maegan
    Super July 2018 British Columbia
    Maegan ·
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    My mom and dad will be walking me down the aisle together... They are divorced but still get along well! And i will be in the middle with one on each arm Smiley smile
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  • Jennifer
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Jennifer ·
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    My stepdad and mom are both walking me down and I’ll be in the middle.
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