Q: My dad is paying — but I want my mom’s name on the invitation. How should I word it?
A: If your dad is remarried, you’d say “Mr. & Mrs. James Smith and Ms. Jane Smith invite you ….” If neither of them is remarried, you just separate their names to make it clear: “Mr. James Smith and Ms. Jane Smith.”
Q: Both my stepdad and dad are contributing to the wedding. How do I walk down the aisle?
A: You could walk the first half with your stepdad, and the second half with your dad, or vice versa. You could walk with both — or ask your mom to walk you. Just be sure to see what everyone’s comfortable with.
Q: I’m closer with my stepdad than I am with my dad, but they’ll both be at the wedding. Can I have a father/daughter dance with both?
A: Yes! Go over your thoughts with them, but you could dance with each to their own song — and I’ve even seen a bride switch off in the middle of one song.