We're getting married in a nontraditional place, an architectural salvage store. REALLY cool funky decor! I'll be walking down stairs, and through an "aisle" of tables. This is my second wedding, I've been divorced 7 years, and I'd really FEEL most comfortable walking by myself down the aisle. FI thinks I ought to have my dad walk me. It hasn't turned into an argument or anything, and if it's going to end up upsetting people, I'll walk with my dad. But is there any way I can put it to make him better understand why I want it this way? FWIW, I'm 30, he's 42. It's my second marriage, his first. I don't
want a bridal party, we're paying for things. We've lived together for 2
years. Nothing is super traditional.
Note: I was planning to ask my mom first if she thinks my dad will care. Mom's as pragmatic as I am about most things, and I KNOW she won't care one way or the other. My 2 younger sisters got married this year, so he's now "given away" all 3 of us once. If she gives me the impression that he'd be hurt if I asked to walk alone, I won't do it. But I kind of don't get why my FI has a preference.