Involving Step Parents in Your Wedding

By Marie Davis

Picture by: Vue Photography

Involve All Your Parents

Walking Down the Aisle

The bridal entrance is traditionally escorted by the father of the bride, but in some cases sharing that moment with your stepfather is just as important. You could even do a halfwalk, where a step parent walks you halfway down the aisle, and your biological parent can take you the rest of the way.

Pledge of Support

Have each set of parents pledge their support, meaning that they have a speech during the ceremony stating that they support your decision to marry.

Parent Dances

You can include step father/mother dances to incorporate them in a special moment at your reception.


Have everyone have a little hand in a project that has to do with your wedding, so everyone feels included and loved.

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Boutonniere and Corsages

Everyone should have flowers because they are all your family. If you want to make them a special part of your wedding, this is something that will show them a little extra love. 

Dress Shopping

Try to include your step-mother/father in your dress shopping plans because it’s the little things like inviting them to pick out the dress of your dreams that will melt their hearts.


When writing in the mother and father, include the step-parents names if they want to be recognized. They are just as much your parent if you would like them to be.


Make sure to recognize everyone that got you where you are today, including step or biological parents because they are always there for you no matter what through thick and thin.