Guest Author - Sandra Sable
My maternal grandfather raised me but my father will be at the wedding also. I want my maternal grandfather to escort me down the aisle. How can I do what I want without insulting my father (who I havenít seen in five years!)!
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If you feel comfortable doing this, you can do exactly what my sister planned to do at her wedding. She wanted our grandfather to escort her halfway down the aisle and then walk the rest of the way with an uncle she is very close with. Thatís an option that would include both your father and grandfather. You could also ask that your mother and grandfather walk you down the aisle. Or maybe just walk down the aisle by yourself.
Times are changing and itís no longer ďstrangeĒ to not have your father walk you down the aisle. My ex-husband walked his sister down the aisle at her wedding because her father didnít live in the country. I also have seen brides walk with both of their parents or just their mother down the aisle.
My point, yes, there is one, is that you need to do what you feel comfortable with. Maybe incorporating both of them in the walk down the aisle will be the solution. You can still dance with both of them at the reception.
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