I am not close to my dad at all. He was absent for most of my childhood and I was raised by my grandparents and uncle. Through my adult life he has made contact with me sporadically and I feel like he is a total stranger. Other than the customary Merry Christmas and Happy birthday text messages, I have talked to him once this entire year when he called to ask me a favor. When my fiancee proposed I called and left my father an excited bride-to-be voicemail and he never returned my call or texted. I have been married before years ago and my dad walked me down the aisle but I felt closer to him at that time. This time I would like to have my uncle walk me down the aisle (my grandfather has passed). I am not sure how to bring up the topic with my dad or if I even need to bring the topic up at all. Any suggestions or words of encouragement would be very appreciated.