Can Both My Father and Stepfather Walk Me Down the Aisle?

Ceremony & Vows, Etiquette
father walking bride down the aisle in church wedding ceremony

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Wedding ceremony traditions, such as deciding whether your father should walk you down the aisle, are tricky to navigate. In our daily etiquette post, our experts help brides-to-be answer the toughest questions.

I'd like to have both my father and my stepfather give me away, since I'm close to each of them. Do I just walk between them down the aisle?

This scenario can work, but we also like the idea of having one of the men (say, your step-dad) begin the walk with you, while your father waits at the end of a row about halfway down. They switch places (have your step-dad slip into his proper seat before the wedding ceremony starts), and Dad finishes the walk up to your fiancé.

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