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Wedding Processional with Divorced/remarried Parents

Trisha, on April 18, 2018 at 00:08 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 6


My fiance's parents are both divorced and also remarried, so he has one father and step mother and one mother and step father. He would like both his mother and his step mother to walk him down the aisle, and I'm fine with that. My issue is, how and when can his father and step father walk down the aisle?
Should they already be seated? Or should they walk at the same time with my fiance, but just behind their significant others?

Any advice/ideas are much appreciated! Thank you!


Latest activity by Brenda, on June 30, 2018 at 18:59
  • Brenda
    Beginner September 2018 Ontario
    Brenda ·
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    What if they walk a grandparent down the isle? Anyone that needs ushering?

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  • Courtney
    Super July 2018 Ontario
    Courtney ·
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    I would have them sitting, and not part of the procession. The Father of the groom isn't part of ours at our wedding. Our processional will go:

    Groomsmen will ask guests to sit and then stand up at the front. Groom will walk down the aisle (no music) and seat his mother to signal the start of the ceremony.

    Then Bridesmaids, MOH and me and my parents.

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  • Joey
    WeddingWire Admin May 2015 Maryland
    Joey ·
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    Fathers of the groom are typically not part of the procession, so this shouldn't be too tricky to navigate. They could be the last to be seated before the procession, or they could walk in each with their own parents if they are still around, or they could walk in each alone at the start of the procession, but traditionally they don't need to be included in the procession at all.

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  • Jennifer
    Super July 2019 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
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    I personally would have the dad/stepdad walk down together just before he walks down with the moms. or if there are still g-mas around, have the dad's each walk them down.

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  • Lisa
    VIP May 2018 Ontario
    Lisa ·
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    Dilemma for sure! What we are doing is my mom and Stepdad are walking me down the aisle halfway and then my dad will be waiting to walk me down the rest of the way! Maybe you can so something similar and include both the stepparents?!
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  • Jennifer
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Jennifer ·
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    I think it really depends on what you guys want, do you want them to walk down too? They could walk solo one by one behind or maybe with another family member like a grandmother? if you’re ok with them not being in the processional then I think it’s fine that they’d be seated already. I’d probably suggest to my fiancé walking with his mom and dad and maybe the step parents walk together if everyone’s friendly.
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