Post # 1
So I am in a situation where I am not sure how to handle the “Walking Down the Aisle”. I LOVE my Dad, but my Step-Dad has been there for me LOTS. I was thinking of having my Step-Dad ride with me in the limo to the church, walk me into the first set of glass doors, and then present me to my Father. From there, my Father will walk me down the aisle to my FI. I don’t want to offend anyone. Is anyone in a similar situation to this? Who is walking you down or how are you accommodating both Dads?
Post # 3
I’ve never been through this, but my best friend had to. I think you’re idea is great
Tho, IMO, would it be bad for your stepfather to hand you off to your father? Would he think anything odd of it?
My best friend had her father on one side and her stepfather on the other – and they both walked her down the isle. Hope that helps!
Post # 4
I like your idea, I have heard of people doing similar things. I am having both my mother and father walk me down. You could have your dad and step-dad walk you down together, but I don’t know if that gives they impression that they are a couple?
Post # 5
I thought of that idea, but I’m not sure if I want both Father and Step-Father to walk me to my FI. I would rather have that special moment with my Father. If I had it my way, I would just let my Father do the whole thing. The true issue is, I will be getting ready at my God-Mother’s home; this is my Mother’s sister. I think it would be strange to have my Father pick me up from her home. The 2 families are not on good terms. I wouldn’t want this strange feeling on my wedding day. Also, I don’t want to hurt my Step-Father’s feelings by not involving him in the wedding. I thought about him being an usher, but I think that will be an insult to him. I love them both dearly, but I am out of ideas! I thought this would be the best option. IDK. Thanks for the idea!
Post # 6
how about having your step-father walk you halfway up the aisle and your dad does the rest of the way?
Also, maybe a good way to include your stepdad is to ask him to do a reading during the ceremony?
Post # 7
I’m doing something similar with my divorced parents. My mom raised me so it seems only fair that she gets to walk me part way. She’ll walk me to the start of the runner and then my dad will walk em the rest of the way to the alter 🙂
Post # 8
I’m in the same situation but i’m not close to my Dad at all and although there’s my stepdad it’s my Mum that’s bought me up so she’s giving me away.
Post # 9
When I think about the little details like this, it becomes overwhelming. I sometimes wish I didn’t have anyone to walk me down the aisle. I think that may upset a few people.
Post # 10
@mandy83ala: I would love to know what you decided to do!