Who should walk me down the aisle? #Ceremony Advice#aisle#aisle-walking drama#father of the bride#roundup May 5 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel Thanks to Artemiss0 for uploading this to our Flickr pool. I'm faced with the dilemma of who will walk me down the aisle. My father and I are long estranged and he will not be invited to my wedding, and my grandfather passed away years ago. Who is a reasonable alternative in place of the "father of the bride" to walk the bride down the aisle? Is it totally taboo and crazy to make that important walk alone? I plan to have a fairly unconventional non-religious wedding, but there are some customs (like having someone "give away" the bride) that I feel are hard to let go of. -Jessica We've addressed how to tell your dad someone else is walking you down the aisle before (lots of great comments on that post!), but never really touched on the options for who else could walk with you. Here are just a few of the people who have walked offbeat brides down the aisle, with amazing photos to show you how it's done. Tip: to see more information about a given photo, just click it! Bride's mother We also have this post about a bride with lesbian mothers trying to figure out how they can both walk her down the aisle. Bride's children We've featured numerous weddings where brides were given away by their sons and daughters. Repeat after me: Awwwww. Bride's siblings Sometimes this is a a brother, sometimes a sister, and sometimes multiple siblings with one on either side. Here's a great shot of a bride being "given away" by her brother: Bride's grandfather We featured one bride who had her grandfather AND father walk her down the aisle: Both the bride's parents This is customary in many Jewish weddings, but is something I'm seeing more often in non-Jewish weddings too. Walking down the aisle together Personally, my favorite solution is walking down the aisle with the groom. For me, Andreas and I walking down the aisle together was a way of showing that we were already in this together. I've heard rumors of it being a custom in both Irish and Thai weddings, as well. Walk alone We've also featured brides who chose to walk down the aisle unaccompanied. Related Post Have both your dads give you away What to do when you have both a father AND a step-dad who you want to walk you down the aisle? Skip the drama and... Read more The moral of the story here? Basically, we've seen it all. You can walk down the aisle alone, with one other person of your choice (family member or friend), or flanked by two other people (parents! siblings! children!). As with all things wedding, this is totally up to you. The goal here is that you feel supported and confident. I'd love to hear from those of you who went for a non-dad aisle-walking option: who walked you, or did you walk alone? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Katrina & Brandon's princess and pirate Renaissance wedding NEXT Ooh-la-la! Make your own cute and naughty wedding undies Toggle comments [ 172 ] Comment navigation ← Older Comments Comment navigation ← Older Comments Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.