Post # 1
I have a question about step parents. I have one of each. Step mom and step dad, as well as two wonderful very involved parents. Im not sure how to incorporate them into our wedding. My father is less than thrilled with the idea of sharing reponsibility with my step father in walking me down the aisle. My step mother is not a huge fan of my mom. and vice versa. BUT, my PARENTS are best friends. So yeah, makes this confusing.
FI and I have discussed having our moms perform our ceremony (they are both Notary Publics, and can do so in the state of Florida) although that is not finalized yet (we’re still over a year out, yes im a spaz) so our mom’s will be up front, if we go that route. Im just stuck.
Any of you lovlies have ideas? I cant really do the rose thing because our moms will be at the front. Im confused.
Post # 3
You know I have this same issue, and I pitched a FIT when my dad was upset about sharing the responsability of walking me down the isle – but someone on here (I’m SO sorry I forgoet who now) suggested that my dad walk me in, and half way down the isle we "pick up" my step dad and he contniues on with us.
They described is as "Joining in the walk where he joined in my life" I love it and plan to do it, though my dad isn’t aware yet – I’m waiting til things calm down with his newly opened business to dump wedding details on him.
On my invite it will simply say "Together with our parents" sine they all are pitching in some help, I coulnd’t list off 6 other names on it – too cluttered!
I wish I had some better suggestions, but I don’t. Sorry! If I find more I will let you know!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2018 - Methodist Church/Country Club
Maybe you could do something unity candle related (if you’re doing a unity candle?) For instance, you could do a sand ceremony where all of the parents and step-parents have different colors of sand and when you mix your sand with your fiance’s, your parents could pour in there’s as well? Ok maybe that sounds complicated, but I think it could work!
Post # 5
Thankfully I don’t care much for my stepmom and therefore I have no need to worry about her responsibilty. As long as she doesn’t allow her teenage daughter to dress like a clown at my wedding (she looked like one at my college graduation, minus the red nose and face paint), I think I’ll be ok.
My mom’s longtime boyfriend (7 years) will be in charge of welcoming guests and manning my guestbook or handing out programs. He’s very friendly so I thought this would be a great place for him to fit in. I also plan on having him walk my mom down.