(Closed) Dad… Step dad… Mom… who should I choose?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: who should walk me down the aisle
    dad : (2 votes)
    14 %
    step dad : (4 votes)
    29 %
    mom : (8 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    This is a tough spot. You know your family better, but I think since the tradition is for dad to walk you, everyone will be more accepting if you do that, rather than having someone else (stepdad or mom) do it.

    Post # 4
    Member
    674 posts
    Busy bee

    Why not mix it up? Your dad could walk you halfway down the aisle and then your stepdad and mom could take over and your father follow for the last half and they all three “give you away.” I know it’s a little clunky sounding, but I suspect anyone who knows your family situation at all would think it’s sweet, inclusive, and makes perfect sense.

    Don’t be afraid to come up with a solution that is far out of the box. While we tend to wonder if our guests will think it’s weird, more often something like this will leave them thinking that you’re very sweet and thoughtful.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @LibertyBelle:  I second this, or another way that incorporates these three very important people in your life. I wouldn’t worry about what it looks like to your guests or if it’s different than what they’ve seen before.

    Post # 6
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    1141 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Liberty is spot on, think of a way to incorporate both dads into the ceremony. It does not have to be a walk down the isle how about a heart felt thank you at the alter with your step dad. You could make a show for lack of a better word of a special hug and thank you just for him.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1141 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Liberty is spot on, think of a way to incorporate both dads into the ceremony. It does not have to be a walk down the isle how about a heart felt thank you at the alter with your step dad. You could make a show for lack of a better word of a special hug and thank you just for him.

    Post # 8
    Member
    515 posts
    Busy bee

    I know you didn’t list it as an option, but you could walk yourself down. That’s what I’m doing. I know it doesn’t work for everyone, but it’s just a thought. I hope you can make a decision though and I’m sure that whoever you don’t select won’t have any hard feelings. I’m sure they will understand and know that you still love and appreciate them.

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