'I cut dad from my wedding for sad reason – he doesn't deserve the honour'

Upset bride.
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Weddings can cause real tension in families.

From knowing who to invite, to carefully selecting seating plans and picking who you want in the bridal party, plenty of arguments can spring up ahead of the big day.

And that was definitely the case for one woman, who was faced with an awkward problem before tying the knot. She didn't want her dad to walk her down the aisle, which caused him to get very upset.

But the lass stood by her decision as she doesn't believe her father deserves the "honour" of being included in the ceremony. On Reddit, she explained her "complicated" relationship with her dad.

She candidly admitted she'd rather have her mum walk her down the aisle because she's been a "constant support" in her life. Her dad had been "excited" to give her away – and so was "heartbroken" to be stripped of the responsibility.

In the online post, she wrote: "I'm getting married in two months. My relationship with my father has always been complicated. My parents divorced when I was 10 and my father wasn't around much after that. He started a new family and I felt like I was no longer a priority. My mum raised me pretty much on her own.

"As my wedding day approaches, my father has expressed how excited he is to walk me down the aisle. This is where things get complicated. My mum has been my constant support and I've always envisioned her walking me down the aisle. She was there for every important moment in my life while my dad was mostly absent.

"I had a heart-to-heart with my father and told him how I felt. I explained that I wanted my mum to walk me down the aisle because she's the one who's always been there for me. My father was heartbroken and accused me of punishing him for the past. He said he thought we had moved past everything."

The bride revealed some think she's been "too harsh" on her dad – including her own siblings. She's also concerned about "hurting" those in her family.

But Redditors were quick to spring to her defence, with one writing: "You are not punishing your father, but rather rewarding your mother. Why wouldn't she get to have her moment?"

And a second agreeing: "Your wedding your choice. Besides he wasn't there for you as a parent so why should he get the honour of walking you down?"