One thing that people always remember about their wedding day is their walk down the aisle. It’s the first time most of your guest and possibly your partner will see you in your wedding dress. While we all know the traditional answer to the “Who walks me down the aisle?” question, today’s bride has many more options to choose from.
If you’re a bride with a father at home, you might just stick to the longstanding tradition of having your father walk you down the aisle, and we respect that, but if “traditional,” isn’t for you there are still plenty of unique ways to still make this moment memorable.
From personal reasons to showcasing your independence, we wanted to share with you some more common ways brides are choosing to walk down the aisle today in non-traditional ways.
With Both Parents
Something that is important for most families is having the love of both your parents in your life. It’s not uncommon as other ways as it is also a Jewish tradition, with the father on the right and the mother on the left, escorting the bride down the aisle. It is a wonderful, heartfelt way to include both of your parents in your ceremony, symbolizing how important both parents have played a part in who you are.
With Your Mother
Now that you’re older, if your mom has become more than just a parent and into becoming a best friend too, you can honor her by asking her to walk with you down the aisle. There isn’t a reason she can’t be the one to walk you down. This is a great option for brides who don’t have a father, either due to divorce, death, or other factors, or for someone who wants to express their gratitude for their mom.
With Your Loved Ones
Each bride is different and the roles family members play in your life vary. Asking any of your loved ones, from your siblings to a lifelong friend, or if you’re getting remarried asking your child to walk you down the aisle would be a great way to include the people who are most important to you in a memorable way. You can even choose to have more than one person walk you down the aisle. Options are endless, and ultimately it’s what makes you most comfortable on your special day.
As an independent bride showcase yourself by making a grand entrance on your own. We’re all about beautiful brides with spirit and by carrying yourself to your future spouse, you can symbolize your independence and autonomy as a woman as well as your choice in your marriage. If you’re choosing to walk alone to avoid drama, we’d consider doing what is right for your and your happiness, and if that means going at it alone then own it and strut to your bigger and brighter future waiting for you down the aisle!