Q: My daughter is planning her wedding, and we’re not sure who should walk her down the aisle. As her father died several years ago, would it be right for me to escort her? Would it be better for her uncle to do it? Or, should she walk down the aisle herself?
A: Any of these options are acceptable. These days, it’s perfectly fine for a bride to have her mother escort her or to walk down the aisle alone. The decision is up to your daughter, based on how close she feels to you and her uncle and what her dreams are for her special day. Not too long ago, Peggy Post attended a wedding of a good friend whose widowed mother walked her down the aisle, and everyone agreed it was a lovely part of the ceremony.