A woman has uninvited her stepdad from her upcoming wedding after he demanded he be the one to walk her down the aisle – instead of her biological dad
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A bride has been left so furious at her stepdad after he demanded that he be the one to walk her down the aisle instead of her biological father, that she has kicked him out of her wedding entirely.
Sharing her story on Reddit, the woman said she’s never been a huge fan of her stepdad, Dave, after he married her mum when she was just eight years old following an affair her mum had with him while still married to her dad.
After her parents split, the 23-year-old woman spent most of her time with her mum and was unable to see her dad as often as she would have liked, despite him being her “favourite person”.
So when the bride-to-be’s stepdad asked her directly if he could be the one to walk her down the aisle, the woman said no, which left Dave and her mum furious.
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In her post, she explained: “I am getting married to my fiancé. I have never liked my stepdad, Dave, because there have been several cases of my mum choosing him over me, and he manipulates people to be on his side.
“I haven’t been able to see my dad much since I was eight, when my mum cheated on him with Dave. However, my dad is still my favourite person and he had always been my escape from Dave’s toxicity.
“Anyway, Dave has recently asked me if he could walk me down the aisle. He asked in front of the whole family (at a family dinner) so I’d be most likely to say yes, [but] I said ‘no because we do not get along and if I wanted you to walk me then I’d ask myself’.
“After the dinner, he and my mum got mad at me for not caring about him. But that isn’t what the main problem is, it’s that he keeps asking me at least twice a day and I keep saying no. When I was younger I would have caved in but now I will not.”
Once she was tired of her stepdad continually asking to be involved in the wedding, the woman snapped and completely uninvited him – leaving her mum to insist that if Dave doesn’t attend, she won’t go either.
The woman added that she’s already agreed to let her biological father walk her down the aisle, but now isn’t sure whether she should re-invite Dave so that her mum can be there too.
She added: “I told him he’s uninvited from the wedding and he got very mad. The only downside to this is that my mum loves him a lot more than he loves me, so she told me she will not be at the wedding if Dave doesn’t go.
“My fiancé said that if my mum will constantly choose him over me then she shouldn’t be there either. I have told my friends about this and some think I’m in the right but some others think I should stop being petty and re-invite him.
“My dad and I have a great relationship and he’s walking me down the aisle.”
Commenters on the Reddit post were firmly on the bride’s side, with many of them telling her to put her foot down and to not re-invite her stepdad after his “selfish” actions.
One person said: “This is your wedding, you don’t owe him anything and you have every right to decide who gets to walk you down the aisle. He’s the one being selfish here and petty. Also your mum not taking your side or at least doing the minimum to convince him about your choice is literally the worst thing she did in this entire situation.
While another added: “You get to decide who walks you down the aisle and who is at your wedding. It’s not surprising that your mum is siding with your step-dad on this, so you will have to make peace with both of them not being there.”
And a third said: “Let her stay home and miss out on another huge life event for her kids. The people who love you will show up.”
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