(Closed) Ways to Honor Stepdad AND Biological Dad

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 2
314 posts
Helper bee

Same situation here, but not engaged yet so luckily I don’t have to worry about it for now. My cousin had both her dad and stepdad walk her down the aisle at the same time, and during the father/daughter dance, she started with her biological dad and then her stepdad cut in about halfway through. 

Post # 4
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My situation is similar.. I am walking myself down the aisle, but my dad is still doing a father – daughter dance. Step dad is saying prayer before dinner.

Post # 5
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I posted a similar post yesterday! I hear you. I want to make sure my step dad feels included and it is tough. Some other bees gave me good suggestions for making both feel special, perhaps some of them would work for you? Check out the post:


To be fair, your situation is tougher. I am close to my step dad but my dad and I are VERY close, so I am worrying more about making sure my stepdad feels included without taking away from my dad’s moments, but for you I feel like it’s hard when your step dad is the one you feel closer to. Anyway, some bees were very helpful with suggestions on my post! Good luck <3

Post # 7
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - pier 5 hotel

I have the same situation. My stepdad was the one who was mostly there for me. He taught me to drive, took me to the doctors when I was sick, told me when my exes were jerks ect. My biological dad and I were estranged for awhile but have been working on our relationship these past few years.

So what I’m doing is having the traditional father daughter dance with my step dad and then doing the electric slide with my bio dad then getting everyone out on the dance floor with us. I was nervous about my bio dad feeling “shafted” but when I told him I picked it bc one of my fonder memories of him when I was little was when he and I did that at a girl scout father-daughter dance he was very happy and honored.(from what I could tell at least)

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