I need advice on how to include my dad's significant other in my wedding without it feeling like she is a fill-in for "mother of the bride." My mom passed away a few years ago, and my dad is now in a committed relationship. I can't figure out how to include his gf without it feeling like she's filling in for my mom, and I also dont want my dad to feel awkward either.
For example, at the beginning of the reception when the parents and bridal party are all introduced while walking into the reception, if I have my dad walk in alone I'm afraid of it feeling uncomfortable for him. But if I have them walk in together, I dont like the idea of it being "introducing the father of the bride...and Cindy!"
I dont want her to feel left out or to make my dad feel weird, but I am adamant about her not being a replacement for my mother. Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated!!