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Beginner August 2024 Dorset

Giving away

Kayleigh, 8 of January of 2024 at 14:20 Posted on Etiquette and Advice 0 19
Has anyone had anyone other than their father/stepfather etc give them away? I’m getting married in August 2024 and I don’t have anything to do with my parents or family. I don’t really have anyone in that kind of area I guess. I am thinking of asking my 14 year old daughter however, as she is my biggest fan and we are inseparable. Just asking for advice on those who have had someone different and their opinions on it really!

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Latest activity by Jasmine, 20 of March of 2024 at 09:05
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    Rockstar July 2024 Cumbria
    Shay ·
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    Hi Kayleigh! My wonderful nephew is giving me away! Sadly my Dad passed and he asked my mum if it was his only boy in the family to give away all 3 of his girls when the time came. It does not matter who gives you away. If my nephew didn’t want to do it, which he does, as we are very close, I was going to be walking down the aisle with my dog! It really is up to you and I think your daughter is an amazing choice!
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  • PhotographybyBillHaddon
    Super January 3000 Leicestershire
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    Your Daughter sounds a perfect choice. I have shot many weddings where there was not a Dad to walk down the isle with, its not that unusual. You could just walk down on your own or your partner could meet you halfway .

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    Beginner May 2024 Durham
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    Hi I’m getting married in May and my son is giving me away (sadly no parents around anymore) and when my daughter gets married, it will be me escorting her. She was also at a wedding last year where the bride simply walked down on her own so it really doesn’t matter, whatever you want and what makes you happy
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    VIP July 2020 Monmouthshire
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    You can walk down alone or with anyone you want. Or you could do what we did and meet your OH at the door and walk down the aisle together!

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    Beginner August 2024 Dorset
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    That’s so lush about your nephew. Hope you have the best day!
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    Rockstar July 2024 Cumbria
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    Thanks you Kayleigh and whatever you choose will be perfect. Enjoy. X
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    Dedicated March 2024 Essex
    Alison ·
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    My SIL walked down with her son (8 at the time), my mum walked down with her brother because her dad died when she was very young. Your daughter sounds like a perfect choice
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  • Kerry
    Beginner August 2024 South West London
    Kerry ·
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    I’m having my sons give me away. My father gave me away on my first wedding but this time I’d like my boys to do it. Do what makes you happy. It’s your day ❤️
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  • Clare
    Beginner March 2024 Derbyshire
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    Yeah, I’m not having anyone give me away both my parents are dead. It doesn’t matter who it is or whether you stick to tradition or not as it’s your day, so do whatever you are comfortable with.
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  • Rose
    Beginner August 2025 Norfolk
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    Sounds like your daughter is a very lovely idea. My parents are separated and I’m a lot closer to my Step Dad, however I know it would really hurt my Dad if I didn’t walk down the aisle with him, so I’m having neither! I don’t mind the idea of walking up the aisle on my own Smiley smile
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    Beginner August 2025 Kerry
    Niamh ·
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    My Best Friend is giving me away as I have no relationship with my blood family. You can ask whoever you would like Smiley smile
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    Beginner August 2024 Bristol
    Genevieve ·
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    That would be so lovely to walk down the aisle with your daughter! Go for it Smiley smile

    Other options could be to walk in on your own, or to walk in with your fiance!

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  • Elizabeth
    Beginner June 2024 Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth ·
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    I'm getting married in June and my eldest brother is giving me away as my father passed over a decade ago. My mother is one of the witnesses.

    It's down to you who walks you down the aisle Smiley smile

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  • Eiman
    Beginner August 2024 Al Qāhira
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    I love this! I am in the same boat!
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    Beginner August 2024 Al Qāhira
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    Of course your daughter! ❤️❤️❤️
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    Beginner June 2024 Perthshire
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    Hi, I no longer have my parents, I am getting married in June this year. I am getting my two sons to give me away
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  • PhotographybyBillHaddon
    Super January 3000 Leicestershire
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    That's perfect but in my experience depending on the amount of guests you have is that isles are not usually that wide and are enough for 2 but 3 is a squeeze - depending also on your dress style. If this is a problem they could do a relay and swap at half way.

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  • Victoria
    Beginner May 2024 Suffolk
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    My sons giving me away
    As my dads passed and I don’t have anything to do with my step dad
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    Beginner August 2025 Essex
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    Hi there,
    I’m estranged from my dad (lots of trauma when he’s around) so I’ve not even told him I’m getting married. I was raised by mum but she has mobility issues she’s unsure if she will manage the walk. She’d like one of her brothers ( my uncles) to walk me or my actual brother ( but he hates public speaking). I am thinking of having my eldest daughter walk me instead as she’s my maid of honour and is planning to do a speech anyway x
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