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Invite With A Guest?

My mum and dad are recently divorced and my father wants to bring his new girlfriend. I don't want my mother's feelings to be hurt. What should we tell him?

First, as a couple, decide for yourselves whether you wish to invite your newly single parents with or without a guest (we definitely suggest inviting them with). The only exception: If the new girlfriend was in any way involved in the divorce (in other words, if there was an “other woman” or “other man” situation…

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Corsages For Stepgrandmothers?

Sure, your stepdad’s mother is not a blood relative — you may not even know her very well. But think of it this way: Her son’s stepdaughter is getting married, and she’s thrilled for him and for you, and is very much looking forward to the celebration. Would it really be such a big deal…

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Divorce & stepfamily

How To Place In The Receiving Line?

If you choose to have both of his parents stand in the receiving line, don’t place them next to each other. You wouldn’t want to mislead guests into thinking that his parents are still married. Consider placing your parents and the two of you in between his mum and dad. Whether you include his parents’…

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Divorce & stepfamily

One Ceremony For Each Parent?

It’s definitely an unfair demand, and you can only hope they were kidding! There’s no reason for you two to have to put on two ceremonies to placate everyone. Tell them, “We’re sorry you feel that way, but we really want everyone to put aside their differences and come to our wedding. We’re inviting both…

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Divorce & stepfamily

I Was Left Off The Invites!

You are right, your husband and his ex-wife’s names on the same line is unusual, but it’s possible that your stepdaughter’s mum simply thought this was the traditional way to do it, and it didn’t occur to her to explore other options. Or perhaps she and your stepdaughter figured that it didn’t matter since she…

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Divorce & stepfamily

What To Do About Stepmum’s Attire?

You may be having doubts about approaching your dad because somehow you know it won’t necessarily help; in fact, it might make things worse. It seems clear that your stepmother is feeling threatened, like you said, and looking for a way to get her share of attention at what will be an extremely family-focused event.…

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What To Do With Father And Stepfather?

It’s always difficult when you have a stepdad who you love and respect and a biological father who — well, who’s your father. But it seems you’ve made up your mind that your stepdad should walk you down the aisle, and you should not feel obligated to change that. If your stepdad is the person…

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Divorce & stepfamily

Was Stepdad’s New Wife Snubbed?

Sounds like there’s a little bad blood here. What you should do is talk to your stepdaughter. Let her know that you were disappointed that the invitation didn’t include your wife, and see what she says. Maybe she’s the one who’s concerned about putting her mum and your wife in the same room on her…

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Divorce & stepfamily

How Do They Walk Into Reception?

If you feel it’s going to be really awkward, there’s no reason that your parents have to be presented and walk formally into the reception room. If you want to be announced for the first time as husband and wife, that’s fine — just forgo the wedding party part of it, and you two can…

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Divorce & stepfamily

Where Should Everyone Sit In Church?

There’s no reason all three of you can’t sit in the first row, as long as you are all comfortable with it. The rule of first and third rows is just one possible solution to the question of where divorced parents sit. Go ahead and invite your ex to sit in the first row with…

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