So sorry to reply so late! I really appreciate all of your feedback!
@leisha606: I’ve always thought about my stepdad walking me down the isle. It’s really just an uncomfortable thing to bring up to my father.
@hazyleyedbeauty: Great idea about giving an option for first/last for the daughter dance! I think I’ll do that 🙂
@boogiewoogies: I’m so sorry for your loss! Sounds like your friend had a great compromise. Can’t really picture walking down the isle with both at the same time as I might end up feeling caged in.
@torchrunner: I used to like the idea of the pass off, but now it reminds me of sort of leaving one in the past (which is sort of appropriate for my situation) but i’m still unsure about it.
@Kazza: Did you always have this planned? I’m definitely a fan of it.
@mcgoo: I’d love to have seen that! That would have been a great idea since it’s a balanced exchanged, but my father divorced his second wife about 15 years ago.
@USAandKSA: I hear you 🙂
@sauerdragon: It wouldn’t be a question if we were closer. Sadly, he is way closer to my half siblings and doesn’t really make bother with keeping a relationship with his older children.
@brlabrat: Sounds like you were able to keep tradition and still please everyone, which is ideal! I’m really hoping there isn’t too much drama after I make the final decision. I just want everyone to be happy, and still retain some of my own sanity lol
@shanbp: Such a sweet photo! I’m with you on the half way walk. I haven’t seen it in person, so I’m just going on gut feelings, but I don’t like the idea of either being left behind.
@juanita.kelly.9: I lived with him for half of my childhood. He wasn’t the greatest of fathers, though. My stepmother was a nightmare and treated my sister and I like Cinderella, so although she is the mother of my half siblings, she is certainly not invited to my wedding. My father never paid child support when I lived with my mom because he was always difficult and she felt it was better to not deal with him at all. I like the idea of both parent walking the bride, but my stepdad has been such a big part of my life so it just seems phony for my father to have the full privilege.