is an issue that you need to let your parents decide. If they would not feel
comfortable walking down the aisle together, even to show joint support for
you, then don't ask them to do it. I had a couple earlier this month that
walked their daughter down the aisle together. They have been divorced for
over 20 years, but have maintained a good relationship because of their
daughter. The dad has been remarried for many years and has 6 children from
his 2nd marriage. The mom remarried only 3 years ago. All of the bride's
younger siblings were included in the wedding in some manner, right down to
the 3 year old. The mom and the step-mom have an excellent relationship
also. If this is not the case with your family, then have your dad walk you
down the aisle and let your mother be the traditional mother of the bride who
is seated just before the wedding party enters.
Have you considered how your parents will be
seated during the ceremony? If they aren't comfortable walking together, they
may not be comfortable sitting together either. In that case, the mother of
the bride sits in the front pew or row on the aisle and the dad and
step-mother would sit behind her in the second pew or row. The grandparents
can sit with the mom.
I hope this helps. If you have other questions,
please write again.
Glenna Tooman, ForeverWed.com Wedding Consultant
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