(Closed) How Do I include my step dad?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m giving my step dad a special bout to wear. My fella’s dad and my Pa and my stepdad are all wearing them. My dad isn’t attending the wedding cos we’re not close and I wanted to do something for my stepdad. My mum’s walking me down the aisle.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m really close with my stepdad.  I am having both him and my father walk me down the aisle.  In addition I will be doing 2 father-daughter dances; one with each of them.  My father can’t stand my stepdad, but he’s going to have to suck it up. 

If you are having your wedding at the church, could he do a reading?  Are you doing a slideshow?  If so you can incorporate pictures of how he has been a part of your life.  You can do that to in a speech or in the ceremony programs.  

That’s all I got right now.  I’ll be curious as to what others are doing.  Best of luck!

Post # 5
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Newbee

Maybe it’s as simple as when the officant ask who gives this women to marry this man … your father could say “Her mother and Stepfather and I do”. This will give some pubic acknowledgement.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Looks like you posted twice… I replied in the other one but I’ll add it to this one too:

Both my dad and stepdad are a big part of my life. When I get married, I plan on having them both walk me down the aisle. I am lucky that they get along, but even if they didn’t I’d like to think that they could put aside their differences for one day to make their daughter happy at her wedding.

I think if you talk to them about it and reassure them that you love them both and they are both important to you, they will understand.

That being said, I’m not sure I want a father-daughter dance at all, because I’d have to pick one to dance with first… whereas walking you down the aisle together feels more like you see them as equally important in your life.

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kimmybobs:

Fiance and I are going to hand roses to all of our parents during the ceremony as a thanks to all they’ve done for us

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