What if My Father Doesn’t Walk Me Down the Aisle?

Traditionally, as we all know, the father of the bride walks his daughter down the aisle to give her away to her husband-to-be. But the fairytale relationship between a father and daughter is not everyone’s reality. So if your father isn’t the number one man in your life, or isn’t in your life at all there are other ways to ensure you are escorted down the aisle by someone special.

Your Mom – For all those raised by a single mom or who have unfortunately lost their Father too soon, consider having your mom walk you down the aisle.

 Photo by Van Wyhe Photography

Photo by Van Wyhe Photography

 Photo by Clane Gessel Photography

Photo by Clane Gessel Photography

Your Brother/Sister – Maybe you grew up with a brother as the “dad” in your life, or he is just your best friend and being a groom’s men just wasn’t enough. Or if your sister is the one who is the important person

 Photo by Melissa Kilner Photography

Photo by Melissa Kilner Photography

Your Uncle – Whether that is your mom’s or dad’s brother, or maybe a close friend who is like an uncle to you, any male role model who is important in your life is certainly worthy of escorting you down the aisle.

Your Stepfather – He may not be your biological dad but he may be the closest thing you have and in that case, take his arm and start walking!  

Your Grandfather – He has been there since the day you were born and just as important as your father. 

A Combination – It is wonderful to see brides include multiple people in this important part of her wedding. Both parents, a Father and Stepfather or maybe her Father and Brother, any combination that is important to you is the right combination.

The Bride – Confident in herself that she is not being given away but joining her life with partner. Or if her father has passed away and wants to honor his spirit.

 Photo by Lindsey Clawson 

Photo by Lindsey Clawson 

Whoever escorts you down the aisle, as long as they are as important to you as the man waiting for you at the other end, all is right with the world.