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Can the groom escort the bride during the wedding march?

My fiance and I are getting married in May. It is going to be a very simple wedding. There is only going to be a a flower girl, and a matron of honor and a best man.

My father passed away two years ago, so there is no one to "give me away" (and I hate that term anyway). I know typically the groom waits at the altar and the bride's maids are escorted by the groomsmen, and finally the father of the bride escorts the bride to the alar.

I know I could have a brother or an uncle escort me down the aisle, but what about having my finace--the groom--do the wedding march with me instead of waiting at the altar?

My fiance said he would crawl over glass to get our last names the same if that's what I wanted. But I've never known it to be done.
  • Answers
  • Why don't you have the groom start at the altar, and when you march down the aisle, have he walk up and meet you half way, then the two of you walk the rest of the way together? Poetic, I'd say.
    Hoekom Jy My Haat · 1 2
  • If you're having a march, you should not do that. But there are alternatives--talk to your minster for some ideas that he's seen that turn out well.
    ron h · 3 1
  • No father then your brother, cousin or uncle can do it. I was at one were the Grandfather gave the Bride away.
    zipper · 10 3
  • Do what you want.
    e9601: · 6 3
  • You can do what you want as long as the register is signed although you are not keeping up tradition doing that but nobody is going to stop you.
    Milk Tray Man · 15 2

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