(Closed) Stepdad/Father

posted 9 years ago in Traditions
Post # 4
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had both my dad and my step-dad walk me down the aisle. But it was my dad who gave me away.

Post # 5
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t have the dad/step dad issue, but I just went to a wedding where something similar was the case. She did what you’d suggested — had her step dad walk her half the way, then her real dad walk her the other half. Her dance was split too – first half with real dad, second half with step dad.

I also like your idea of having a special dance with your step dad that’s not “announced”. Really, it comes down to however you feel comfortable and whatever memories YOU want for YOUR day!



Post # 6
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am having both my dad and stepdad walk me down the aisle together. However, I am having a dad/daughter dance only with my biological dad.


I am, however, closer to my bio dad than to my stepdad. But, my stepdad has done SO much for me and means a lot to me…so I want him to be a part of my day.

Post # 7
7 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

My stepdad is walking me down the aisle, giving me away and doing the father/daughter dance with me

Post # 9
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

my best friend had this issue and she had both dads walk her down at the same time. her bio dad wasnt thrilled about it, but it was her day and she felt happy with her choice. she only did a dance with her bio dad but i like the idea of you have a special dance with your step cdad even if its not announced!

Post # 10
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had my dad wait walk me down all the way and my stepdad joined us near the end. I did a dance with each of them, starting with my bio dad. He was not happy that stepdad was included so much but it was MY choice, not his. 

Post # 11
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I recently attended a wedding where the father walked into the sanctuary with the bride, and the step father met them at the very last row of chairs. Then the two of them walked her up to the front, and her step dad sat with her mom upon arriving at the front. It was very seamless and tasteful.

As for the dance, she had one with each of them, and they both gave a short speech.

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