Lisa Reynolds
Lisa Reynolds 5 Apr 2018

I've just found out my dad might not be coming to my wedding due to MH...

I've just found out my dad might not be coming to my wedding due to MH issues, I always thought he'd walk me down the aisle so this has thrown my plans into the air. I'm thinking of asking my mum to give me away instead, my dad would of had a buttonhole, but I'm not sure what to do for my mum, buttonhole doesn't seem right but having a bouquet doesn't seem right either. What are people's thoughts? Has anyone had a female walk them down the aisle, if so, what did you do? Thanks

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Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 5 Apr 2018

Sorry to hear about your Dad's issues. Hopefully he will be able to attend but maybe the pressure of walking you down the aisle may be too much so definitely prepare your Mum. A lady would wear a corsage rather than a button hole. It is similar but larger. Perhaps you could also arrange to have a button hole done incase your Dad can come. Lots of people choose to have a female walk them down the aisle and in some cases both parents. In my case my son is giving me away and my daughter is bridesmaid so they will both be walking down the aisle with me. Good luck with whatever you do.

Samantha Hayden
Samantha Hayden 5 Apr 2018

I’m getting my mum and MIL corsages x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

Ladies usually wear a corsage. Have a word with your florist and she will probably switch your dad's buttonhole to a corsage for your mum.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

My gran walked me down the aisle, she had a corsage

Suzanne Marie
Suzanne Marie 7 Apr 2018

You could get him to contribute in some other way xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

You can get a corsage (think that’s how you spell it) can go in the hair, on the wrist or worn like a brooch xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

A wrist corsage would be nice

Payton Williams
Payton Williams 7 Apr 2018

I’m getting my MIL and my Mom a corsage

Cheryll Houghton
Cheryll Houghton 7 Apr 2018

Corsage I know how you feel dad died tragically 15 months ago I'm asking his brother who is my god father other than that walk myself mum has mh and can't deal with stress. The corsage can go on hand or handbag x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

I get Married in 12 weeks my dad passed away 4 weeks ago my mom is walking me down and Iv ordered a corsage xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

What about a flower bracelet

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

My mum didn’t walk me down the isle but we got her a very nice wrist corsage

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

My mum and mother-in-law had buttonholes. Hope you're dad is doing ok and hope he makes it x

hannah foster
hannah foster 7 Apr 2018

Sorry what does MH stand for? Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

Mums wear corsages usually round the wrist looks nice

Laura Roby
Laura Roby 7 Apr 2018

My circumstance is exactly the same as yours. I get married next year and due to my dads MH he doesn’t feel able to attend. I have asked my brother to walk me down the aisle. Perhaps your mother could wear a wrist corsage which would look nice and florists can make them up for you.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

Both my sister's are walking me down the isle as both my parents have passed
I have thought about button holes for them and thinking of not having a bouquet myself as I have them on either side of me x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

Our florist is making boutonnieres for our mothers (they didn't like the idea of corsages)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

My mum walked my down the aisle and had a lapel corsage they were same flowers as the buttonholes but theyre a bit nicer my MIL had one too! X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

Corsage would be perfect maybe. Hope all goes well

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

I got the mums and nans this so didnt spoil their outfits using pins. X

A member uploaded image

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

You can get female button holes/corsages. It’s usually a double flower rather than just the one that males have x

Natalie Casey
Natalie Casey 7 Apr 2018

My mum is having a corsage and she could wear it how she wants, on handbag, wrist or dress etc 🙂 x

Suzanne Devlin
Suzanne Devlin 7 Apr 2018

Corsage but they can wear button holes too xx

Bethany Smith
Bethany Smith 7 Apr 2018

Both Mums will be wearing buttonholes at mine

Amy Forbes
Amy Forbes 7 Apr 2018

flower bracelet.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2018

Coursage

Rachel Connell
Rachel Connell 8 Apr 2018

Sorry to hear about your dad. I would say get your mum a corsage. They are a button hole but a lot fancier than the men’s.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 8 Apr 2018

My sister is walking me down the aisle and she is having a corsage xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 8 Apr 2018

Hello, so sorry to hear your dad may not be able to make your wedding. I would suggest a lovely corsage for your mum or a lovely pomander for her to have hanging off her wrist. I have made some. Feel free to take a look at my keepsake bridal bouquet and floral accessories page. www.facebook.com/varshasbridalbouquets or my website on www.thebridalbouquet.co.uk

Lisa Reynolds
Lisa Reynolds 11 Apr 2018

Thanks everyone, corsage it is!

Hannah its mental health. x

Gill Spedding
Gill Figliolini 12 Apr 2018

Hi ive just been married last wed and my wedding was tinged with sadness. My dad has terminal an cancer whivh i found out 5 days i was due to marry . My 3 sons gave me away. But if id had a woman id of went for a woma s button hole wbich are very pretty my mum has a lovely shade of blue with pearls and lace on good luck on your day x

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