Post # 1
Hey everyone– I have two step-families and a lot of hostility and akwardness.
My dad and step-dad are both going to walk me down the isle. (dad doesn’t know yet)
My mom and her mom will walk down together (grandfather is deceased)
My other set of grandparents will walk down together
And here leaves my step-mom…does she walk down by herself, do I find a close relative to her to walk her down? We are not having ushers, so there is no one but her son-in-law, and they don’t get along, nor do I care for him (or her).
What should I do…I don’t want her to be singled out because she would throw a fit, but I don’t know who to add to walk her down.
Post # 3
If you have your bridesmaids walk down the aisle by themselves, the groomsmen could be the ushers and after they sit everyone down they go down the aisle and stand by the groom and wait for the bridesmaids. That’s the way I’m doing it.
Post # 4
If you arent close to her, could you just have her sit early, rather than be a part of the processional?
Post # 5
Or have your dad walk her down then double-back for you. I think that is done a lot of times.
Post # 6
@Daydream sometimes it’s not a matter of closeness but of etiquette. It would sometimes be nice to have things completely our way, but in this case it could change the tone of the whole day if things arent handled carefully. I don’t have a great relationship with my stepmother or my father, and in that case I would probably leave out walking down altogether.
Post # 7
I’m in the same boat as you. My mom doesn’t want to be any where near my Dad and Step-MOM. Nor does my mom feel like this woman should get the spotlight of being a parent of mine. And she’s right. My Dad and her have only been married for 2 years and she was the cause of the divorce. My Dad will walk me down the asile my step-Dad is going to be pre-seated along with her. I”m also having my grandparents pre-seated because one grandmother fell last week and broke her shoulder bones so I just think it is in her best interest to be seated.
I think I will have my mom walked down by my brother, my Future Mother-In-Law and Future Father-In-Law walk in together. Then my Dad and I together. I just think that