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Playing With: Give Away The Bride
Basic Trope: The bride's father walks her down the aisle.
  • Straight: Alice's father walks her down the aisle.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice is surrounded by all her male relatives.
    • Alice walks up with both of her parents.
    • Alice's father not only walks her down the aisle, but when he gets to the front formally announces that he is giving his daughter in marriage to Bob, and that the marriage therefore has his approval.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified:
    • Alice and Bob are marrying in a time or place where women were considered property, and the marriage is not valid without her father's approval.
    • Alice is injured or disabled, and needs help getting to the altar.
    • It's tradition.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice walks her father up to the altar when he marries another woman.
    • Alice walks to the altar alone.
    • Alice is led to the altar by her mother.
  • Gender Inverted: Bob is walked down the aisle by his mother, or his father, or both.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice is not walked down the aisle by her father...
    • Alice and Bob walk down the aisle together.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But by another male relative, or by a friend, or even Bob.
    • Guided by both sets of parents, as in a Jewish wedding.
  • Parodied: Alice's father is a feeble old man, and though he tries to walk Alice down the aisle as per tradition, he ends up being walked by Alice halfway through.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Alice is not walked down the aisle by anyone, if there even is an aisle where she and Bob are marrying.
    • This is not the tradition in this particular setting.
  • Enforced: Small Reference Pools, The Coconut Effect
  • Lampshaded: "Daddy, will you walk me down the aisle?"
  • Invoked: Alice and Bob announce their engagement, and Charles (her father) asks if she'd like him to walk her down the aisle.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice says no, or Charles doesn't even bring it up.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "In modern times, not everyone is willing to do this."
  • Deconstructed: May be considered anachronistic and sexist in some circles.
  • Reconstructed: Alice's father respects her wishes regarding the act. If she considers it Values Dissonance, then he won't force the issue on the grounds that it's tradition.
  • Played For Laughs: Alice's father carries a shotgun, and he's not afraid of using it if the groom gives him a reason to do so!

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