Wedding Wednesdays Q&A: Mother and Father of the Bride

Wedding Wednesdays Q&A by Jamie Chang Destination Wedding Planner of Mango Muse Events

Can you believe it?  It’s Wednesday already!  This week is just flying by, but the good news is that it is time for our Wedding Wednesdays Q&A.  In honor of Father’s day, our topic this week is about the father of the bride:  I know that traditionally the bride’s father walks her down the aisle and don’t get me wrong, I love my father, but I also really want to walk with my mom too.  I’d like them both to be by my side, but I don’t want to take away a special moment with my dad.  What do you think?  Is it ok for me to walk in with both of them? And is there a way I can still have a moment with my dad?

Those of you who join us every Wednesday know that I’m a big proponent of doing what feels right to you even if it isn’t traditional or “normal”.  It’s your wedding and you should do it your way.  So, I think it’s totally fine and great if you want to walk in with both your dad and your mom.

Now having a special moment with your dad is really nice I think and if it’s important to you, then you’ll want to make it happen in another way.  Because your dad is special and you’ll probably have lots of moments with your mom (she probably helped you plan your wedding, helped you pick out your dress, etc…), but it’s nice to spend a moment with just your dad.  So, a great opportunity to do that is the father/daughter dance.  This is the perfect time to share something special with just your dad.  If you aren’t into dancing (or your father isn’t) you can also make some time to hang out with just your dad before the ceremony starts instead.  Take a moment to be together before you walk down the aisle and then have your mom join you.  Either option will give you some special alone time with your father, but will still allow you to walk in with both of your parents.

Parents walking bride down aisle at wedding designed by destination wedding planner Jamie Chang of Mango Muse Events.Photo credit: Jerry Yoon Photographers

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