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oh, really?
My father thinks he's going to walk me down the aisle.


Please comment below with all of the reasons why this isn't going to be happening.

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barakta From: barakta Date: 23rd January 2012 23:54 (UTC) (Link)
Number1: Because you don't want him to?

Number2: Cos you're not doing that traditional stuff?

Number3: Cos your dad is a pain in the arse?

Errr... Will think of more while at shops for milk!

baratron From: baratron Date: 23rd January 2012 23:57 (UTC) (Link)
Number 4: I am not property.

Number 5: Even if I was property, I do not belong to my father!
barakta From: barakta Date: 24th January 2012 00:26 (UTC) (Link)
Indeed, I couldn't remember what the purpose of "giving away" was cos my brain ignores all that shite.

Hell, my wee sister who is Miss Traditional herself isn't doing the giving away thing at all. Solves a lot of problems
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xiphias From: xiphias Date: 25th January 2012 01:20 (UTC) (Link)
But "chivalry and guidance and protection" IS "women as property." I mean, your mother disagreed with you by giving you synonyms for what you said.
nessbutterfly From: nessbutterfly Date: 25th January 2012 02:43 (UTC) (Link)
And thhis is precisely why I was NOT walked down the aisle. Much to my mother's disgust.
From: kshandra Date: 23rd January 2012 23:59 (UTC) (Link)
"The only reason I would need assistance down the aisle of the church would be if I was in the wheelchair you are dead set against me using. Stop being an arse about the chair, and I might let you push me in it."
baratron From: baratron Date: 24th January 2012 00:02 (UTC) (Link)

Actually, we're getting married in a registry office, and my wheelchair is electric. But the THOUGHT of saying that to him is so funny that I can't stop laughing!

(Hope you're doing okay, btw. *hugs*).
From: kshandra Date: 24th January 2012 00:28 (UTC) (Link)
Glad I could amuse. (And don't ask me why I defaulted to church here...my own wedding wasn't even in a church!)

I'm...still distinctly uncomfortable, but not quite as scary as I was earlier. Thanks for asking. *hugs*
From: artremis Date: 24th January 2012 01:24 (UTC) (Link)
i was thinking of something long these lines - maybe tell him if he could only to come down the aisle with you if you were both in wheelchairs (for the symmetry)?
alexmc From: alexmc Date: 24th January 2012 08:30 (UTC) (Link)
Because the marriage will actually take place in mid air with jet packs and so no walking will be required.
thekumquat From: thekumquat Date: 24th January 2012 10:13 (UTC) (Link)
1) There is no aisle
2) If there were, I would be making my own way down it, kthx
3) Even if that needed a wheelchair
4) And even if I wanted a person, you didn't make the top 100 shortlist
5) There is no aisle

(tempted to add (6) There is no wedding, at least until after the event...)
baratron From: baratron Date: 24th January 2012 15:25 (UTC) (Link)
I love your number 4! ♥

I *have* thought that a ceremony involving a woman supported by her mother and a man supported by his father could be particularly moving. And with same-gender parents, it would seem much less that the offspring is "owned by" the parent.

However, we're not doing it. We want to be together at the start, to symbolize that this is the formalizing of an existing relationship, NOT the beginning of a new one.
lilairen From: lilairen Date: 24th January 2012 18:52 (UTC) (Link)
When artan_eter and I got married, we each walked to center with our pre-existing spouses.

(When artan_eter and whispercricket got married, they were each walked to the chuppah by both their parents. And his parents didn't even kill each other.)
ailbhe From: ailbhe Date: 24th January 2012 23:53 (UTC) (Link)
My mum walked me up the aisle, where she collected a son in law.
xiphias From: xiphias Date: 25th January 2012 01:24 (UTC) (Link)
At Lis and my wedding, each of us came in attended by both of our parents. We didn't even think about the whole "giving away" and "property" and so forth aspects of it -- we just didn't want any of the four of them to miss out on that part.

Obviously, doing it that way completely changes the context and dynamic. Worked for us, which doesn't mean that it would work for any other set of people. :)
veryfineredwine From: veryfineredwine Date: 24th January 2012 11:30 (UTC) (Link)
Or you and Richard are going to walk in together.

eponymousarchon From: eponymousarchon Date: 24th January 2012 13:03 (UTC) (Link)
And the critical reason? Because you say so.
From: griffen Date: 24th January 2012 14:17 (UTC) (Link)
softfruit From: softfruit Date: 24th January 2012 18:17 (UTC) (Link)
"I'm sorry... I wasn't sure what was best to do, so I asked the advice of the internets. And now I'm being given away by Justin Bieber."
xiphias From: xiphias Date: 25th January 2012 01:25 (UTC) (Link)
by Justin Bieber

to Justin Bieber.
softfruit From: softfruit Date: 25th January 2012 01:41 (UTC) (Link)
Nah. If baratron was being given away to someone other than Richard it'd be Liz Enthusiasm or Sean T Drinkwater. If we give baratron a surprise spouse on the day, it has to be someone where it won't cause a scene...
baratron From: baratron Date: 29th January 2012 03:02 (UTC) (Link)
I showed this thread to Liz & Sean earlier today. They cracked up. Repeatedly.
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