How to Have Both Parents Escort the Bride Down the Aisle

This is exactly what you DON’T want to happen. The bride is escorting both of her parents down the aisle instead of the parents escorting her. The dad and the mom both take the bride’s arm in this photo.

Some brides choose to have both their mother and father escort her down the aisle which is perfectly acceptable. Considering the fact that many women are not accustomed to taking the arm of even one escort, having two can be challenging when you are trying to be elegant and hold your bouquet. The proper way to have both your mother and father escort you is this:

Take your father’s arm like you normally would but have your mother walk beside you. She can either have her arm on your back or at her side. You will still hold your bouquet in your free hand.

Debbie Orwat, Colorado Wedding Planner
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