How are you, the bride, going to arrive at the ceremony space? How you choose to process up the aisle says much about you and your reltionships; not only to your future husband or partner, but about your family. There are many variations.

In a traditional Jewish processional, both of the bride’s parents walk her down the aisle. This may become more complex if there are stepparents involved, but there are gracious ways to acknowledge the parents that DON’T walk down the aisle with the bride; special readings, presentations of flowers or other rituals.

Maybe you don’t want to be “given” away. You CAN walk down the aisle with your partner or fiance.

If your marriage is a second one, you could be accompanied by your children or your partner’s.

The bottom line is that nothing is right or wrong if it expresses your relationship in an authentic way.