Post # 1
I am having a hard time trying to come up with something special to include my step dad in during my wedding. My dad I is walking me down the aisle and no my step dad can’t walk with or half way. I am my dads only daughter so this is his moment and dont wanna take that away. I’ve heard of two dances but I want that to be special with me and my dad, and taosts but I wanted to do something during the ceremony just for him to show my appreciation for him and all he has done for me. Any ideas would be great!! I also have a step mom that I can’t leave out, ugh think this is more of my stress then the actual planning of my wedding !
Post # 3
1. When asked “Who gives this bride?’ They could all stand up and say “” We all do”.
2. You could hand a rose to all 4 of them during the ceremony.
3.You could ask him to do a reading.
4.You could have them all particpate in a Unity Candle ceremony.
5.You could do a sand ceremony where each of the parents/step -parents carries a vial of sand. (Your Mom, step-dad, Dad and step-mom all carry the same color, FI’s family carries his color) They all pour their sand into the respective vessel, then the two of you combine the sand into one.
6. You could ask your stepfather to say grace at the reception.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
@julies1949: +1 Agree with all of your suggestions!
Post # 5
posting, because I need ideas also!
Post # 6
Thank you I like the sand or candle deal. That way they are all included. I was talking to my mom and she brought up doing a second dance after me and fathers dance , I could do that just don’t want it to take long don’t want everyone just standing around while I just do dances.
Post # 7
@mama32011: you could honor him more privately as well, with a hand written card thanking him for all that he has done fo you, and filled a role he didn’t have to, and such like that. make it from the heart, and include a just as awesome gift. that would probably mean more to him then another dance.