Wedding Processional: Can Mom Be My Wedding Escort?

Q:

Is it appropriate for my mother to give me away in my wedding? My father expects to, but he hasn't been a part of my life since I was 2.

A:

It's absolutely appropriate for Mom to give you away. The larger issue is breaking it to your dad. Tread carefully, and try to break it to him gently, even if you don't feel gentle about it -- you don't need big blowups right now -- and enjoy walking with your mom if that's the way you want to do it!


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