To Give or Not to Give – That is the Question

Kathy wrote: “I am not comfortable with being given away like property at my wedding. Is it ok to skip this part of the ceremony?”

Yes, is the shortest answer. However, I think most view the presenting of the bride as nothing more than ceremonial tradition. No legal or tangible “transaction” actually takes place. So, it really doesn’t matter if the “Who presents…” question is asked – unless dad has been anticipating this moment for a number of years – then you may want to weigh the question against the possibility of hurt feelings or disappointment.

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