Bride-To-Be Refuses Stepdad’s Request to Walk Her Down the Aisle

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A bride-to-be has sparked debate online after refusing her stepdad's request to walk her down the aisle on her wedding day. Despite her mother already agreeing to the role, the stepdad claims that it would be a healing experience for him. When the bride-to-be refused, he accused her of being cold and not understanding what it's like to lose a father. The bride-to-be suggested that he needs therapy to deal with the loss of his wife and daughters. Was she out of line or is the stepdad overstepping his boundaries? Read more to find out!

Bride-to-be rejects stepdad's request to walk her down aisle

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Bride chooses mom over stepdad for aisle walk 🚶‍♀️

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Stepdad's heartfelt offer to walk bride down the aisle rejected 😔

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Bride-to-be denies stepdad's request to walk her down aisle 😕

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Stepdad's heartfelt request to walk daughter down aisle 🤍

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Bride-to-be refuses stepdad's request to walk her down the aisle

confident_salad4512 | confident_salad4512

Bride stands up for herself and her choice of aisle escort 🚶‍♀️

confident_salad4512 | confident_salad4512

Stepdad offended after bride-to-be refuses him to walk down. AITA?

confident_salad4512 | confident_salad4512

Independent bride-to-be shuts down stepdad's aisle request 💁‍♀️

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Bride-to-be denies stepdad the chance to walk her down aisle 😒

A bride-to-be is getting backlash after refusing her stepdad's request to walk her down the aisle. Despite his emotional plea to fill the father-of-the-bride role, the bride insisted that her mother would walk her down the aisle. The stepdad, who lost both his wife and daughters almost 20 years ago, expressed how much this opportunity would mean to him and how it would help him heal.

The bride denied his request, and he accused her of being cold and not understanding the pain of losing a father. The bride suggested that he seek therapy to cope with his past loss, which offended him further. The mother later apologized for not knowing the whole situation. The bride is now asking if she is an a**hole for denying her stepdad's request. Do you think she was too harsh or was it her right to choose who walks her down the aisle?

Bride rejects parental role offer, leaves family speechless 😱

Bubbly-Caterpillar35 | Bubbly-Caterpillar35

Stepdad's guilt-tripping after being refused to walk is not okay 😑

Chaij2606 | Chaij2606

Stepdad not entitled to walk bride down the aisle. Awkward insistence.

Laramila | Laramila

Bride-to-be stands up for herself against stepdad's guilt-tripping tactics 💪

z3vil | z3vil

Stepdad's manipulative request for wedding walk-off shut down. NTA 👏

Bookish4269 | Bookish4269

Acknowledging stepdad's pain and hope for healing. 💛

CaliforniaJade | CaliforniaJade

Stand your ground, bride-to-be! 👏🏼 Your wedding, your choice. #NTA

Infamous-Wasabi-9007 | Infamous-Wasabi-9007

Stepdad wants to live his dream through you? NTA

likeahike | likeahike

Stepdad wants to replace lost relationship with bride-to-be. NTA.

sequingoddess | sequingoddess

Stepdad wants to walk you down the aisle? NTA for saying no 👰🚶‍♂️

snootnoots | snootnoots

Empathetic comment suggests stepdad needs therapy to overcome selfishness 💛

Evening_Daisy | Evening_Daisy

Commenters support bride-to-be's decision to refuse stepdad's request 💍

ChinaMieville | ChinaMieville

A wholesome story of a stepdad who respects boundaries ❤

thriftingretail | thriftingretail

Wedding is about you, not making everyone else happy 💍

passthealcohol | passthealcohol

Stepdad's request denied - NTA. Therapy recommended 👍

BigDaddyTrixter | BigDaddyTrixter

Bride stands up for herself, receives support from commenter and replies 💪

nerothic | nerothic

Weddings aren't for guests to resolve personal issues. NTA 😊

Jetztinberlin | Jetztinberlin

Bride-to-be stands her ground against stepdad's wedding intrusion 👰🏼‍♀️

00Lisa00 | 00Lisa00

Stepdad's insecurity shines as bride chooses mother. 🚶‍♂️💐

W1ldth1ng | W1ldth1ng

Bride-to-be politely declines stepdad's request, sparks emotional discussion.

enkrib | enkrib

Stand your ground! It's your special day 💍👰

AwesomeAsian | AwesomeAsian

Curious commenter seeks context in wedding drama

abacus_woof599 | abacus_woof599

Wedding isn't therapy, bride is NTA for not accommodating stepdad.

Equal-Comprehensive | Equal-Comprehensive

Empowered bride-to-be stands up to stepdad's inappropriate request 💪

Accomplished_Sun_258 | Accomplished_Sun_258

Stepdad's entitlement to daughter's wedding day is shut down 👏

Flaky_Tip | Flaky_Tip

Wedding drama: Bride-to-be stands up to stepdad's request 💍

gotterfly | gotterfly

Commenter dismisses stepdad's request with humorous insult 🤣

al3x696 | al3x696

Commenters sense something off about stepdad and bride's mom.

Adorable_Specific_37 | Adorable_Specific_37

When do acquaintances become step-parents? A discussion on boundaries.

jamesko1989 | jamesko1989

Bride-to-be's stepdad wants to walk her down the aisle...awkward. NTA.

jmn242 | jmn242

"Emotional blackmail is never okay" 👏

Lorelei7772 | Lorelei7772

Mother's husband not entitled to walk bride down the aisle 💍

FinanceMum | FinanceMum

OP's response shuts down stepdad's request for aisle walk 💍

bodhipooh | bodhipooh

A bride-to-be refuses her stepdad's request to walk her down the aisle, sparking a heated debate on the importance of a father's role. 😕

Cardabella | Cardabella

Stepdad not entitled to walk bride down aisle. NTA 👌

Courin | Courin

Stepdad denied aisle walk, commenters agree (NTA) 🚶‍♂️

Spliffcheeseburger | Spliffcheeseburger

Stepdad tries to guilt bride-to-be into letting him walk her down the aisle. NTA.

Dimityblue | Dimityblue

Stepdad wants to walk bride down the aisle for therapy? NTA

TedTheodoreLogan3 | TedTheodoreLogan3

Choose who walks you down the aisle? NTA says reddit.

thedawntreader85 | thedawntreader85

Breaking gender norms and embracing family love at weddings 💕

CoffeeandMessyBun | CoffeeandMessyBun

Stepdad denied walk down aisle, commenter approves. 👍

Aggressive-Sample612 | Aggressive-Sample612

Standing up for yourself is never an easy feat 💪🏼 You did the right thing, NTA!

Fierywitchburn333 | Fierywitchburn333

Listen up stepdad, the bride has spoken! 🎤🙅‍♀️

Mysterious-Lack40 | Mysterious-Lack40

A father's love for his daughter on her wedding day ❤️

fede_galizia | fede_galizia

Bride-to-be stands up to entitled stepdad 🙅‍♀️

JWJulie | JWJulie

Stepdad wants to walk bride-to-be down the aisle. NTA wins.

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Bride-to-be stands up to stepdad's request to walk down aisle 🚫

aModernWitch | aModernWitch

Ditching tradition: Bride-to-be rejects stepdad's aisle request. NTA.

saran1111 | saran1111

Setting boundaries with family for wedding day. 💍

Kettlewise | Kettlewise

Wedding is not therapy for stepdad's losses. NTA 👍

georgeandbetty | georgeandbetty

Setting boundaries with family can be tough 😔

loudesttown | loudesttown

Stepdad tries to make wedding about him, bride-to-be stands firm 💪

Consistent-Leopard71 | Consistent-Leopard71

Supportive comment: NTA, stand your ground 💪

katmidu | katmidu

Weddings should be about the couple, not the parents/step-parents 🙄

Penguinator53 | Penguinator53

Wedding aisle drama: Stepdad's suggestion turned emotional manipulation. NTA wins.

Flashy_Current2284 | Flashy_Current2284

Respect the bride's choice and let her enjoy her wedding ❤️

DrWWIIHistorian | DrWWIIHistorian

Bride-to-be faces dilemma of stepdad's need for fatherly recognition 💔

PortuGun | PortuGun

NTA refuses stepdad's request to walk down the aisle 💍

matthewsmugmanager | matthewsmugmanager

It's her day, but stepdad has a point 🤔

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