Dad & StepDad – Who should walk me down the aisle?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would ask your father to walk you down the aisle and ask your stepfather to perform some other important role in your wedding, as you say your dad would be upset if your stepfather were to walk you down the aisle. Make your stepdad feel involved and included in another way.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

You could have one of them walk you halfway, then switch to the other one. Or maybe have one walk you and dance with the other, or (my preferred option) have your dad walk you, then do 1/2 dance with dad and 1/2 dance with step dad. Do they generally get along, or at least are respectful of one another? Has your dad ever tried to discourage you from having a relationship with your stepdad or anything like that? As long as they’re both adults and ok with one another, I think they can handle splitting FOB duties.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CrunkPunch:  A friend of mine had the exact same dilemma. Luckily, her stepfather was willing to walk her halfway down the aisle, where her biological dad took over. She was so emotional on the rehearsal day – she completely LOST IT when the “hand over” happened. But at the end of the day it was truly representative of the role that both men had in her life, so that was quite lovely.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would have your dad walk you down the aisle, and then take your own suggestion and do a 1/2 dance with your stepfather and invite the guests to join you 1/2 way through. 

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