I just got engaged to my boyfriend of six years. We are both in our late-20s. We do not have a set date for a wedding, but since it will be coming up in the future, I am worried about my parent situation.
I am my biological father's only child. He and my mom split up when I was a baby, and she went on to marry my stepfather a few years later. I lived full-time with my mom and stepdad growing up. I saw my dad, who lived a few towns away, every other weekend.
My mom and stepdad really were the ones who raised me. They helped with the homework, drove me to hang out with friends, reprimanded me when it was needed, set the rules, etc.
My dad is wonderful too, but our relationship was unique. He wasn't a 'dad' in the way my stepdad was. He was a good friend and fun to hang out with. He took me to movies and to amusement parks, but only on our weekends.
So my dad only has me, and my stepdad has me and his biological daughter with my mom (my half-sister). There is a chance my stepdad will be able to walk my sister down the aisle someday, but my dad...this would be his only chance.
How have other brides dealt with these sort of family issues? Have you been to a wedding where the bride walks by herself or walks with her fiancé? Or a bride who chose her mom over her dad(s)?
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