So the problem I have is I don't want my father to give me away. I'm not property. No one owns me, not my parents, and when I'm married my husband won't own me either. I don't really know how to start this conversation with my father. I think it's fine for him to walk me down the aisle, I'm cool with that (and really someone should be in charge of making sure I don't fall over from nerves) I just don't want to be given away. My FI suggested I find a way to reword that part of the ceremony so it's my parents giving their blessing or something, instead of trading me off in a business transaction. I think that might work, but I haven't worked it out yet. My father and I don't have the warmest history so I don't want make waves. Any ideas on what exactly to do or how to broach the subject?