The age old tradition of walking the bride down the isle has begun taking a new twist over the past decade. With a new generation of family ties blossoming over the past several years this aspect can either be tricky, a little confusing, or end up creatively.
Anything is acceptable since the traditional weddings have taken a turn toward the unique. With so many young ladies having both Fathers and Step-Father’s this can become one of a new approach. If it will become an issue to invite only one of the two, it has been shown that the Step-Father walks the bride half way up the isle to the Father who is waiting to deliver her to her groom. There are no limits to the possibilities. Many aspects of modern weddings reflect feeling instead of tradition.
Some military daughters who have lost their Father’s at war have been known to be walked down the isle by her Mother. The idea is to be presented to your future husband by someone who loves and respects you with all of their heart. It is not a about who can be outbid. When it comes down to it the bride is the deciding voice and she should never be asked to compromise on her decision.
Nothing is outdated and nothing out of question when it comes to being given away. In some ceremonies the bride has asked her aging Grandmother to give her away. There are no rules. A Mother, a Brother, a Sister, an Uncle, Step-Father, anyone can walk the bride down the isle as long as it is her wish.
If there is any confusion within the family it will be up to the bride to gather the family together and explain her own wishes. By doing this she has respectfully gathered her loved ones and shared her personal feelings on the situation openly and without restraint. It is far better to discuss it with honesty than to continue the complaints behind closed doors.
This will leave no questions amidst the family, she has presented her wants, and then the family will, hopefully, respect the decision made for the happiness of the bride. The traditional Father and Daughter walk down the isle is just not possible in some cases and when this happens it is up to the bride to choose. Go with your heart.