I am looking for a little help with a really difficult situation. I got engaged in January 2019, and my wedding is coming up in April 2020. My dad really wanted me to get married at a venue of his choosing, but I ended up going with a different venue than what he wanted. As a result, he told me he would not come to my wedding. We had a big fight and stopped speaking for several months, and I went on wedding planning without him. I uninvited him to my fiance's family engagement party for us, as we were not speaking at all. In the fall, I agreed to meet and we resumed speaking, but things remained tense because of the period when we weren't.
My parents got divorced three years ago, partially because of my father's verbal abuse of my mother for many years, and it was a very messy divorce. Now my father keeps saying that he is not happy about my wedding because I am forcing him to be in the same room as my mom. However, he has demanded that he get to walk me down the aisle, give a toast, and do a father daughter dance. He also specified that he didn't want anyone to see the speech before he gave it. The other day I told him that I was ok with the aisle and the dance, but that I would prefer him to give a speech at the rehearsal dinner, instead of at the wedding reception. He blew up at me, and we had a huge fight. This morning, he called to tell me that he no longer wished to attend the rehearsal dinner, but I was at work and just told him I couldn't talk about it this morning.
I am just so frustrated, and not sure what to do. He is not paying for any part of the wedding and has been un-supportive throughout the whole process, yet thinks he just gets to do things because he is my dad. It is also incredibly unfair to my mom, who has been emotionally and financially supportive the whole time.
Has anyone had a similar situation? I just feel at a loss of what to do.