I want both my dad and my step dad to walk me down the aisle, my dad is mad
I am getting married next month. The site for the ceremony has a beautiful balcony with stairs leading down for me to walk down and then I walk down the aisle. The guests seated will be able to see me from the moment the french doors open at the balcony
I am very close to my step dad. He married my mom when I was 5 and when I was 10 my dad moved 2 hours away. From that point on, my step dad was more of a father figure to me. He was the one who bore the brunt of my teenage craziness, he was my shoulder to cry one (as was my mom) when things got bad. My dad was a good dad, he wasn't a bad guy or anything, he just wasn't around much. I know that wasn't his plan but it's the way things worked out.
So I want my dad to walk me from the balcony and down the stairs but at the front of the aisle, I want my step dad to be waiting for me and I want him to walk me down the rest of the way (my dad would go along the side to get to his seat).
My dad is mad about this but I think it really symbolizes my childhood and how I have two dads, he was first but then my step dad came in and filled the hole when he wasn't around much. He suggested both of them walking me down the aisle (but him walking me down the stairs alone) but there's not really room for all 3 of us and quite frankly, I don't want to do it that way. I don't want to hurt his feelings but at the same time, I really want this. I saw this on a wedding show and I knew instantly it was what I wanted, it fits my situation so perfectly. What does everyone think?