(Closed) Dad & Stepdad?

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 2
587 posts
Busy bee

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krystalxlove :  my sister had both my Dad and stepdad walk her down the aisle. When I had my wedding I only had my Dad walk me down because I don’t have the same relationship with my stepdad my sister has. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I had both my dad and stepdad walk me down. My relationship with my dad doesn’t sound as bad as what you’re describing, but he is definitely one to guilt-trip or make comments, so I was nervous to say anything to him too. But when I did, I was mentally prepared to stand my ground, and not present it as an option. “Dad, I’ve decided I want to have you AND Step Dad walk me down the aisle during my wedding ceremony” If there are specific details or things, you can share those as well (I had my Dad start with me at the top of the stairs, and we met my Stepdad half-way down, and then the 3 of us walked to the end). I was prepared to tell him that this was my decision, and if he was not comfortable with it, he’s welcome to not walk at all. However he was really welcoming to the idea and had no issues. I think the biggest thing is to not back down; he needs to understand that he doesn’t get to make that choice, you do. Don’t say “if it’s ok with you” or “I hope that’s alright” or anything that gives him room to turn it down like it was an option you presented. Hoping your Dad is sensible and agrees without issue 🙂 

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