My blood boils at the thought of being given away. What else can I do?

Father of the bride
Help! I’m feeling a bit stuck. I really, really love my Dad but my blood boils every time I think of being ‘given away’ at the altar. I feel like a piece of property! Any ideas for a good compromise?

This is a tricky one, and you’re far from the first bride to feel caught between a rock and a hard place. After all, that journey down the aisle is something most fathers look forward to forever, but then it’s also not 1700.

So, here’s something you could do. Have Dad walk you down the aisle but, when you get to the first row, kiss him on the cheek and let him sit down with your Mum. Then you can take the final step towards your groom as an independent woman!

Another idea would be to have your mother join both of you, while your fiance’s parents stand with him, and then the celebrant can ask ‘who gives this woman?’ AND ‘who gives this man?’

It’s a nice way of “evening” up the score while still holding on to a very sweet piece of tradition.

What do you think? 


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