thread: already having wedding problems

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Jan 2006
    Wollongong, NSW

    already having wedding problems

    Ok basically I want my dad and my step dad to both walk me down the aisle, I see no difference as they are both my dad. So I told my dad this, well asked him if he would be offended if I did this, then he goes really quiet and starts being rude like "well if thats what you want then..." and then "I will have to see if I can do it..., let me think about it" what on earth does that mean, if he can do it? Is there a law against it, or is he jealous. I understand he might be a bit uncomfortable but basically from the ages of 12-18 he really had nothing to do with me and my step dad was always and still is there for me.I mean it's my wedding and I want them to both be there. I know my dad probably won't mention it again which means I am going to have to bring it up yet again Sorry rant over lol

  2. #2

    Apr 2007
    the Sauna

    awww .. hun your dad is jealous .....

    tell him its what you want because its your wedding and your big day , and its your wish to include them both....

    sometimes weddings can be bitter sweet , i had major issuses with not wanting my dad to walk down the isle with me , but in the end if it made him happy i let him ...

    so maybe he will see it will make you happy and hopefully oblige ..

  3. #3

    Can you have them do half each ?? Like one of them walk you into the church/park and half way then the other "give you away" they can both respond to the priest/celebrant when asked who gives you away


  4. #4
    Registered User

    Dec 2006
    In my own private paradise

    i think your dad is probably a little put out that you want to share the moment with your step dad - but being that it is YOUR day and you obviously have a lot of time for your step dad, i think your dad will just have to accept it

    you don't need to "bring it up" again - you have asked once, and it's out there - you can't have your day held to ransom over your dad's response - make your arrangements with your step dad and then go back and say "ok, this is what is happening" - if he respects you as his daughter, he'll fall in with your plans (even if he whinges a little in the process!)

    it's damn hard to make everyone happy all of the time - and this is one of those occassions where it isn't about making THEM happy - it's about making YOU and your partner happy - and THEY should be bending over backwards to make it a perfect day for you

    congratulations on your engagement hun - hope your wedding comes together to be the perfet day that you've been dreaming of

  5. #5
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    May 2005
    in the national capital

    Oh sweetheart - I know exactly how you feel. I am getting married in one week and we are having a private ceremony with just two friends as witnesses because there were too many hassles with DP's family and if i heard "I won't come if so and so is coming" one more time I was going to scream! Funnily enough we haven't even told them about the wedding and I am sure that some still think that there will be an invitation comign in the mail soon.

    But back to your issue. I can sort of see it both ways. You have two dads in your life but eveyr father has dreams of giving his little girl away.

    I say that you have raised it with him and it may just take a little time for him to get used to the idea. I would say just let it settle for a while.

    Another option would be to let one walk you down the isle and the other to have the first dance after the bridal waltz.

    I hope that it all comes together and is the perfect wedding day that you want too

  6. #6
    Registered User

    May 2007
    Ipswich, QLD

    I can understand your dad being a bit upset about it, but he's got to realise your step dad was there for a large chunk of your life too. When it comes down to it, its your wedding, your decision. Your dad should respect that.

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Feb 2007
    Taylors Hill

    i think youve done the right thing!! you have planted the idea and now just let him stew about it for a while...
    i manages to get my dad i nto a catholic church and walk me down the aisle even tho hes a Wiccan.. just by tellign him it was my day and if he wanetd to be a part of it then he had to do certain things.. fairs fair!!

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Jan 2006
    Wollongong, NSW

    Thanks for all your responses, all of them I hadn't even thought of At least I have at least a year to think about them all So many options out there!

    TaffyLou- Good luck with your wedding. It sounds like it will be beautiful Less stress too from the sounds of it

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