Post # 1
So here is my delimma. My parents are divorced, but my mom is remarried and I am really close to my stepdad (I would say probably closer than to my real dad). That said, I know it would totally crush my real dad if he was not the one to walk me down the aisle. So I am having my real dad walk me down the aisle, but I would like to think of some way to honor my Stepdad during the ceremony to let everybody know that he is a very important part of my life as well….
Anybody have any thoughts, suggestions, or similar experience? I thought to have them both walk me down the aisle, but our church is tiny and three people can’t fit together in the aise. Maybe ask him to do a special reading? Or perhaps have him stand with my dad when the preacher asks “who gives me away to be married” and they both answer….
Post # 3
Can they each escort you down the aisle, like one on each side? Or maybe have your dad walk you halfway & step-dad go the rest of the way (or the other way around)?
Maybe at the reception you can have two father-daughter dances, since you do kinda have two dads!
Post # 4
@DaneLady: I love both of these!
Post # 5
I wentt to a wedding where her step dad walked the bride to her dad at the top of the aisle.. it was very cute and everyone was crying! lol
Post # 6
You could have one walk you half way down and the other walk you the rest of the way down… 🙂
Post # 7
Agree with DANE LADY. The half-way walk for a StepDad is a pretty common occurence these days. Sounds like a good way to honour a Man that has significant importance in your life. Ya might want to chat it over with your Dad first though… as traditionally the Wedding Day is a moment for him and your Mom to shine as your Parents.
Post # 8
I wish I had thought of this during my first wedding 15 years ago…I couldn’t decide what to do without hurting someones feelings (and there was no weddingbee to ask, haha) So I had my grandfather walk me down. I’ll be married again this time next year, and both of my dads have passed away. So I’m asking my son to walk me. 🙂
Post # 9
i have the same issue. my step dad has been there for me since i was 3 and my real dad… well hes my dad.. i dont want to hurt anyones feelings… so im having my mom walk me down the aisle and have both dads waiting for me at the at the end of the aisle to give me away. i thought about what the others said… having one walk half way and the other takes over, but its the giving away part that counts the most to them and thats where i had the problem on who i would choose to do it, which is why i made the decision i did 🙂