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6 Alternative Ways To Walk Down The Aisle

This is your day, do it your way

As your wedding day approaches, and the nerves start to kick in, the thought of walking down the aisle can be quite daunting for some couples.

All those people watching you as you walk down the aisle!

As you know, here at the Celebrant Angel, we like to look into alternative ways of doing things.

Ways that can take some of the anxiety away, and make it more comfortable for you.

There are several alternative ways of walking down the aisle; it doesn’t have to be conventional.

And I’ve listed 6 alternatives ways of walking down the aisle below for you to consider.

Why not start a new family tradition.

Show the youngsters in the family that it’s okay to step out of the norm for your wedding day.

Or, any day for that matter.

This is the first time your guests and partner will see you.

Family dynamics..

Here is where choosing who’s walking you down the aisle can be difficult.

Perhaps you’re not close to your parents; they may not even be at your wedding. You may have step-parents too.

So how do you choose which member of your family walks you down the aisle?

If this one is causing you some issues, I have 6 alternative ways of walking down the aisle for you; along with the traditional way of walking down the aisle route alone, or with a family member.

And how to choose what’s right for you.

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1 Plus 1

If you want to walk down the aisle traditionally, but have two people to consider for that role (father and stepfather for instance).

Why not try it 1 plus 1.

Let one parent walk you halfway down the aisle, stop and let the other parent pick up and walk you to your partner.

I like that idea. It breaks up the walk and gives you something to concentrate on that’s closer to you than your partner.

Who’s First Down The Aisle

Traditionally the groom is the one who enters the venue first, waiting for their partner at the top. 

But you could do that differently.

What about you being there first? Let your partner pick up the limelight with a solo walk down the aisle to meet you at the top.

Give the guests a wee surprise.

I love this alternative way of walking down the aisle, but not seen anyone do it yet.

Walking Down The Aisle Together

This is a good option if you’re stressing about walking down the aisle alone if you have no family taking you down.

 I love the thought of this one, but not had a couple do it yet. But I will be so excited when I do. 

You could enter separately and meet at the top of the aisle, which would incorporate a first look then too.

 Choosing to walk down the aisle together takes the stress of deciding who can escort you and doesn’t leave anyone upset because they haven’t been asked to do it.

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Walking Down The Aisle With The Kids

In today’s world, having a blended family is practically the norm, and sometimes, finding a way to include everyone in a wedding ceremony can be as tricky as herding cats.

But fear not, I’ve got a solution that might suit you all.

Why not have all the kids walk you down the aisle?

If you have more than one child between you, why not have them all walk you down the aisle in stages? They could each walk you to different spots along the aisle.

You could organise it by age. So, the youngest could start your journey to the top of the aisle.

As you progress, the next in line can take over, and so on.

Finally, the eldest child can have the honour of handing you over to your new partner, or vice versa.

I kinda like that idea of the eldest handing you over to the new partner 😊

But this option would all depend on how confident your children were, of course.


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Walking Down The Aisle Yourself

I had a beautiful bride who walked herself down the aisle in 2022, and it brought a tear to my eye.

It was simple, beautiful, and she was stunning.

Her parents were both there, with new partners, so it wasn’t as though she didn’t have that choice; she chose to do it her way.

You can read about Anna and Scotts day here

Walking down the aisle is being done in lots of alternative ways now, and it’s exciting to watch the guests’ faces as their couple does something out of the ordinary.

These are only some of the alternative ways to walk down the aisle.

 I love to see couples creating their own wedding traditions.

As you know, we have no rules at The Celebrant Angel, so you can walk down the aisle any way you choose.

 Adding your personal touches makes the ceremony very you.

How did you walk down the aisle?  Was it the traditional way, or something different?

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