Hi everyone! I'm new here
recently got engaged and was directed here by my best friend. I'm actually a little embarrassed that I'm posting so soon after joining, but here goes nothing! (This is very, very long and I apologize for that!!!)
I'm an only child. My parents are amazing and I love them dearly. I was absolutely set in having my dad walk me down the aisle, give me away and do the father-daughter dance. It's what a daddy is for, right?
Well, when I approached my dad and told him what I wanted he said "Darling, it's very sweet that you want me to walk you down the aisle, but I already did that at *Insert evil cousin's name here*'s wedding and don't think that I'm interested in doing it again. Sorry, but I love you."
>>Backstory- My cousin was going to have her dad walk her down the aisle at her wedding. But, unsurprisingly, he showed up to her wedding drunk off his booty and couldn't manage to walk to the ceremony site let alone escort his daughter down the aisle, so my dad (the hero that he's always been for her) stepped up and did all of the "dad" stuff in the wedding. I was totally fine with this, I thought it was very sweet actually! NOT anymore (ugh, I just went bridezilla for a second)<<
Okay, so back to present times. After bawling into my mothers arms for literally an hour and a shopping trip (thanks mom for gifting me your emotional shopping gene) once he so kindly declined to be part of my wedding, I'm not even sure I want to go through with a wedding anymore. I've honestly dreamed of this day since I was a little girl and can't imagine doing this without my dad. What do I do? Go it alone with everyone wondering why my beloved father isn't walking me down the aisle? Neglect inviting him at all? I'm so confused!
Thank you in advance, and again I apologize for the novel!