Weddings have become such a craze, from wedding shows, to featured celebrity weddings, to us pinning away for hours on end. And we’ve all seen the classics - Wedding Crashers, The Wedding Planner, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. While traditions are changing and couples are doing it “their way,” there is one aspect of the ceremony that, to this day, has not seemed to change much.
But in my eyes, it should.
As I sat with my wedding coordinator for our final meeting, there was no blink of my eyes, and no ounce of thought, when Holly asked me “Who will be walking you down the aisle?”
“My dad, of course!”
That may have seemed like a simple question to me, but to others, there is much more to it.
Traditionally, the father of the bride walks her down the aisle. But of course, we can’t always stick to that rule of thumb. Fathers pass away, parents don’t always take part in their childrens’ lives, and there isn’t always a bride involved in the ceremony at all!
The person you choose to walk you down the aisle should be your rock, your role model, and the one person (or two people) who will have the honor of passing you along with an open heart, to your new spouse. Whether you choose your dad, your aunt and uncle together, or your best friend, choose that person with heart. Because no matter the circumstance, that role is an honor. And you should love the choice you make, as you walk down the aisle hand in hand.