Your wedding is one of the most memorable event in your life. You might want to surprise your guest by not following the tradition in walking down the aisle. There are several unique wedding ideas for wedding ceremony processions.
If you don’t want to go the conventional route where one of you walks down the aisle with your father while the other waits at the altar, you should feel freer than free to shake things up. Maybe you’re not close to your parents. Maybe you’re a same-sex couple who wants to buck heteronormative traditions. Maybe you just want something unique in your wedding. Whatever your reasons, we’ve got some great aisle walk alternatives to help you find something that feels right for you.
Have your first escort (whether it’s your father, parents, guardian or other loved one) walk you halfway down the aisle, then have your soon-to-be husband meet you in the middle and walk with you the rest of the way to the altar. It’s one of the unique wedding ideas that highlight you, your parents, and your soon to be spouse.
The groom should have a moment to shine too! He can walk down the aisle to his own entrance song, then the bride can follow with her own. This is also a perfect setup for same-sex couples if both partners want a chance to walk to the altar.
The to-be-weds walk arm in arm to the altar. This also works well if you happen to have a complicated family dynamic—choosing to make the stroll with your fiancé can alleviate the stress of figuring out an escort.
Lose the aisle walk altogether and both enter the ceremony on either side of the altar.
There are so many unique ways to set up your ceremony seating. Seat your guests in the round or in a left-right-and-center formation, creating two aisles down which you can process simultaneously.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with walking to the altar solo. Whether you’re feeling super independent or don’t know how to choose someone to accompany you, make that once-in-a-lifetime trip all about you and the love of your life waiting at the end.
Want to go totally off the beaten path? Stand with your partner at the altar (or wherever you plan to exchange vows) while your guests mingle—maybe offer cocktails or lawngames while they wait. Then have them process to you, whether that means entering the room or walking down the aisle toward you before finding their seats. It will feel personal, special and incredibly powerful.
We hope this ideas will help you on your wedding! Congratulations and best wishes to you!
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