She Mail: Absent Dad Wants To Walk Bride Down The Aisle
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I’m getting married in September and am finalizing everything right now, but my Dad just threw a wrench into the plans. He has been pretty absent my whole life but just decided to get involved, now that I’m grown up. He seems to be especially excited about my wedding for some reason. In fact, he told my Mom he wants to walk me down the aisle. I wanted my Mom to walk me down the aisle because she has always been there for me and she is the one who should give me away. Mom is worried that it’s going to cause a fight, and now my Aunts & Uncles are getting involved, saying that it would be a nice gesture.
I feel like they’re pressuring me into letting my Dad back into my life but I don’t want to cause any problems and really just want to be happy right now.
What should I do?
Bride with a Beef
Dear Bride with a Beef,
The room was torn over this one (once again), with Tony & John both saying “Too bad, so sad,” to your Dad. They both felt that he should have been a better father and that you don’t have to include him. My suggestion was to have them BOTH walk you down the aisle, so you could have your Mom by your side but still keep the peace.
We had several calls from listeners though with suggestions like walk down the aisle by yourself or have Dad walk you halfway and Mom walk you the rest of the way. The main thing to remember is that it is YOUR wedding and you can do with it whatever makes you happiest. Feel free to buck tradition and get creative.
Hope that helps!
Check out the response we received from listeners about who should walk the bride down the aisle!
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