I have a sticky situation, where my biological father is not involved in my life nor is he invited to my wedding. I have 3 wonderful uncles in my life, as well as a very caring "step dad" who's been around since I've been 17 yrs old (I'm now 29). My problem is I don't know who to get to walk me down the aisle :S
I'm not overly close with my step-dad, but he doesn't have any daughters and always tells me that I'm the daughter he never had......he will be crushed if I don't include him some way, but I really don't want him to walk me down the aisle (prob #1)
Of my 3 uncles, all seem to be coming to the DW, and all would gladly step in to walk me down (prob #2). The problem is choosing.....I don't want to choose one and have the others upset about not being included. Of the 3 uncles, I have my biological dad's older brother, my mom's brother, and my aunt's (on my Dad's side) husband (uncle by marriage). I'm closer to the latter two uncles, but the most appropriate choice (to me) seems to be my dad's brother (who I'm very fond of, but not as close to).
I realize I could walk down the aisle with my Mom (whom I'm very close too) but I'd prefer for it to be a male family member. I also have my brother but he's a big wanker so I'd rather go alone then with him!! (sad but true)
I'm just wondering if there's any etiquette or if anyone has had a similar problem?
One solution I came up with is:
My mom's brother walks me down the aisle
My uncle by marriage does a reading/MC's reception (he's an excellent speaker)
My step-dad does father of the bride speech and/or father daughter dance (I think this is the best solution for my step-dad)
But then another uncle is excluded...... bah! THIS IS TOO HARD!!!!
Any advice/opinions totally welcome!!!