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Who gave you/will give you away?
My father. Its tradition. 54%  54%  [ 104 ]
My mother. 7%  7%  [ 13 ]
My parents. 4%  4%  [ 7 ]
One or both of my grandparents. 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
A relative (ie aunt, uncle, cousin, brother, sister, etc.) 10%  10%  [ 20 ]
One of my children. 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
No one. I wanted to walk it myself. 3%  3%  [ 5 ]
No one. I dont want to be "given" away. 5%  5%  [ 10 ]
I walked it with my fiance/ partner. 9%  9%  [ 17 ]
Other. Please state. 6%  6%  [ 12 ]
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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:49 pm
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So i was just on the wedding posts and I relise that, unlike the movies, alot of girls didnt have their fathers give them away.

So my question to you is Who will give you away or who did give you away?

I'm just curious! :biggrin:

Please excuse my spellings ;)

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:50 pm
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MY Dad... although DP 'has' me the last 16 years!!


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:55 pm
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My dad :inlove: , it would have broken his heart had anyone else done it!

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:56 pm
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We had two weddings ceremonies (same DH!) - walked in with DH for one and my dad gave me away for the other, just for the tradition of it.


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:57 pm
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My little brother, would of loved my dad to have given me away but he passed away couple of years before our wedding.

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:57 pm
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I got married in the registry office. I wanted my Dad to give me way but we didn't really organise it properly so he ended up kind of running beside and behind me taking photos! Not that big a deal really for me though tbh.

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:58 pm
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Other. I married in a register office so no 'giving away' was necessary.


Same as Pseudonym.


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:00 pm
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Growing up I had no father (he died when I was 3). People were forever asking me "who will give you away when you get married" seriously. I got it all the time growing up. How horrible is that? They were always suggesting one brother or uncle or other for me. So eventually I got so pissed off I went off the idea of ever getting married at all. Certainly put me off the idea of a White traditional wedding.

No one owned me so there was no one to give me away. I felt very strongly about it too.

I imagine if I'd had a dad all that unpleasantness could have been avoided and I'd have had him to give me away and ten bridesmaids in peach to lead the way.

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:01 pm
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My Dad gave me away and he cried his eyes out....one of my lovely memories ,miss you dad x


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:06 pm
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I have always disliked the idea of being 'given away'. I don't belong to anyone, therefore I am not anyone's to be given away. When we got married, we walked into the room in the hotel where the civil ceremony took place with our extended family following on behind.

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:08 pm
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My mother and my brother, it was to be my mum and dad but he passed away a few weeks before the wedding :(

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:10 pm
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I wasn't "given away". My lovely father escorted me and held my hand as I went to make one of the most important commitments of my life. I wouldn't have dreamed of having anyone else. asking my mother to go with us would have meant nothing to her and would have detracted from a moment he was very proud of.


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:12 pm
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rosepetal wrote:
My dad :inlove: , it would have broken his heart had anyone else done it!


Same as this.

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:13 pm
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my uncle although i now regret i didn't ask my mum.


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:17 pm
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I'm getting married in 10wks and no one is giving me away. We are eloping so it won't be that kind of wedding.


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:20 pm
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Am not very comfortable with the tradition but my Dad really wanted to do it and I'm glad he did. It's my favourite memory of the whole day.


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:22 pm
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my dad, but i dont consider it 'giving away'. But just a nice moment for father and daughter. I know my dh said when dd was first born he cant wait to walk her down the aisle :inlove: . Just hope she up for it :lol:

my fav memory of the day is me and dad on our own outside the church for 2 mins and him telling me i looked beautiful and he just held my hand :inlove:


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:24 pm
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Engol wrote:
Growing up I had no father (he died when I was 3). People were forever asking me "who will give you away when you get married" seriously. I got it all the time growing up. How horrible is that? They were always suggesting one brother or uncle or other for me. So eventually I got so pissed off I went off the idea of ever getting married at all. Certainly put me off the idea of a White wedding.


+ 1 (I was 3 too when Dad died). It is incredible how many times, as a child, I remember other kids pointing out that I would have nobody to give me away..... Made me determined never ever to do the whole traditional walk down the aisle. We married in Vegas and both walked up the aisle together.


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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:26 pm
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My mum walked me up the aisle :inlove: I don't know my dad & didn't want her partner walking me up.

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:37 pm
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Pseudonym wrote:
Other. I married in a register office so no 'giving away' was necessary.


Same as this.


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