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Sunday, May 1, 2011

My trip down the aisle...

Phew!  I am on a blogging roll tonight!  

In the beginning of my planning, I thought that my dad would be the one to walk me down the aisle.  I didn't really give it much thought.  It's what was traditional and I didn't really think about having it any other way.  

Then I started thinking about our processional.  I was trying to figure out if the bridesmaids should walk down the aisle with the groomsmen and who would walk when.  I wanted to have the grandparents (Philip has both sets of grandparents but unfortunately, mine are deceased) walk down the aisle, and then Philip's parents (both sets - his parents are divorced and remarried).  

Then I thought, who will walk down the aisle with my mom?  I didn't want her to have to walk by herself; especially since everyone else would have a partner.  Then she said, "Why don't Dad and I both walk you down the aisle?"  

This may sound silly, but it kind of blew my mind.  Why didn't I think of that??  Of course!  

My mom and I are really close.  It only makes sense that she should be right there walking me down the aisle along with my dad.  

Out of curiosity, I searched to see how rare it would be.  I found out that Jewish brides walk down the aisle with both parents.  Also, it's becoming more common for both parents to walk the bride down the aisle.  And it's beautiful:







  1. Oh heck no! You mean I have to walk down the aisle with MIKE? *sniff, tissue please*, here I thought I'd get some cute young hunky groomsman to walk down the aisle with! We is gonna have to have a discussion 'bout this! (LOL)

    Honest though, this is a lovely idea Tara with both your mom & dad walking down with you! I didn't know you were going to include grandparents, and that is a beautiful gesture...

    You may want to give mom/Nanny a call. I'm sure it will be fine, and Dad/Pap will be thrilled and will say he is perfectly fine. I don't know if he will be able to with the Parkinson's. He's fallen down several times and shuffles now. (even though his brain thinks he is lifting his feet to walk, the Parkinson's doesn't) Just from what I've been told, it's gotten worse since we were there. (It could be just my dad telling me this too, so best bet is to give Nanny a call and check with her!)

    But.. we still need to talk about a hunky groomsman instead of Mike.. ha ha ha!

  2. haha! Sorry, Kim. You're stuck with Mike. But I'll make sure you get a dance with a hunky groomsman though. ;) I wasn't sure about if the GMs would walk with the BMs or not but that was one thing that Philip had an opinion on. He wanted them walking with the BMs. And my sister wanted one to walk with, too... she wanted to make sure she had someone to hold her up just in case she tripped over her own feet! ;)

    I'll talk to Nanny about Pappy. Hopefully everything will work out. If not, it won't be the end of the world though. :)


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