Wedding Ceremony Q&As

Answers to who walks when, who stands where, and other ways to make sure your ceremony is perfect.

Q: Unfortunately, I've never had a good relationship with my father. We don't get along and I also resent the way he treats my mom and brother. I don't feel comfortable having him escort my down the aisle. Is it OK if I walk by myself?

A:It's perfectly fine to take your trip down the aisle solo, but make your preference known ahead of time to avoid any heated arguments with your dad right before the wedding. In spite of your difficult relationship, he may be expecting to do the honors. You'll need to explain your decision and, who knows, it might just help improve his behavior if he grasps the depth of your feelings. One can only hope. Also, if your parents are contributing financially in any way, you might want to think twice about your decision and ask both of them to accompany you down the aisle, one on either side.

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