Post # 1
OK, so…. My dad wasn’t part of my life growing up, but we have reconnected and he is married with 2 girls… My two 1/2 sisters are in my bridal party, but My grandfather is walking me down the aisle….
I want a way to include My dad/stepmom, my mom, and Future Mother-In-Law in the ceremony…
I think having a dance with my dad at the reception would get him involved and would suffice on his inclusion, but what about my mom and step mom… my mom being of the highest priority in the entire wedding because she raised me as a single mom…..
****side note, we are paying for our own wedding so the financial part is not a deciding factor*****
Post # 3
I don’t know if you like this as a procession or not but it’s an idea:
is Future Father-In-Law in the picture? I have two scenarios
Future Mother-In-Law and Future Father-In-Law walk halfway down aisle, groom walks down and they walk him the rest of the way.
mom/grandfather walk halfway down the aisle, dad/stepmom walk you halfway down, dad/stepmom continue walking down the aisle and you finish walking the aisle with mom/grandpa to your Fiance
same as above but no Future Father-In-Law
Post # 4
My grandfather is already walking me down the aisle… We are getting married on his birthday, so that kind of dictates that….
I thought maybe my mom and Future Mother-In-Law lighting the unity candles, having the father daughter dance with my dad, but then I need a place for my step mom…. or, my step mom and Future Mother-In-Law lighting the candle and having a special place for my mom… she deserves a special place…
I just don’t know…..
Post # 5
Have you thought of doing a unity candle at all? One way to include your mom and your Future Mother-In-Law is to do a unity candle. Have your mom light the one on your side. Have his mom (FMIL) light the one on his side. Then during the ceremony you both use your candles to light the unity candle. Very simple and a way to include both mothers.
Post # 6
How well do your dad and mom get along? Is your mom okay with being around your step mom?
What about having the dadswalk down the aisle with the candles for the unity candle and put them in it’s place; have the moms do the unity candle and your step mom do a reading?