Updated: Aug 9, 2019
We have conversations with every couple about who should walk a bride down the aisle. The tradition requires it to be the bride’s father. But we all know that not all families are traditional. Some are even better!
We’ve had brides have both parents walk her down the aisle. Last year, a bride’s dad had passed away and her brother walked her down the aisle. It was very special and emotional for both of them, and as their planner I felt that emotion. It was a beautiful moment and the feelings were strong because their love for each other & their love for their dad was strong! 💛
I don’t have a brother, but I have a sister. The bond between two sisters is one of the strongest bonds I know. My sister is fierce and would protect me against anyone or any thing! For one of our recent weddings, the bride said her sister was the only one she wanted walking her down the aisle. Her sister is her rock and best friend. It was another beautiful moment. Getting to witness all these beautiful moments is one of the reasons we love what we do.
This year we had 3 brides walk themselves down the aisle. YES & they owned it! It's 2020 & no woman needs a man to help her successfully navigate walking in a straight line, so this is 100% an option as well!
We share these stories to help you know that just because something is traditional doesn't mean it is right for you. You get to make the decisions about your wedding because it is YOUR wedding! Talk to your fiance, give me a call if you need help, and figure out what feels best for your wedding day. And if this is hard because someone you loved and always expected to be there to walk you down the aisle can't, know it is okay to hurt and mourn this. They are with you in your heart and soul. You can also add a photo of that person to your bouquet so they are there.
Who walked you down the aisle? Or if you’re not married yet, who would you have walk you down the aisle?