Hi all, I'm having a very small (22 guests) wedding in a couple of weeks. We're hoping to be outdoors for the ceremony with the chairs arranged in a semi-circle, two rows, with a (very mini) 'aisle' in the center. It's in the middle of a large hotel courtyard and we'd feel awkward about having a long walk through the courtyard with everyone watching us.
I'm also not as close with my father as I am with my mother, and they're separated. On my fiancé's side, he's close with his father and sister, and his father has recently remarried after his mother passed away a while back. He likes he's Dad's new wife, but nobody considers her to be a mother-figure for my fiancé.
So I'm wondering what to do for 'walking down the aisle' or whether we should skip this? We're not Jewish but we saw a nice Jewish tradition where all parents walk the bride AND groom. We have our sisters and a few grandparents coming as well (5 more family members in total) and I'm wondering if it'd be crazy to have this whole family group walk in with us? That would mean that just under half the guests would be watching, just over half would be walking in with us.
Maybe simpler would be for my fiancé to walk in on his own (avoiding the step-parent issue) and for me to come in with one parent on each side?
OR maybe no walk at all? I've also seen it where you just mingle, ask everyone to sit, and start.
Any thoughts? Thanks so much!