Post # 1
So…I dislike my mother’s husband (hence, why I call him my mother’s husband and not my stepfather) and I really dont want him at my wedding. But I know somehow my mom will convince him to let him come. Now, in terms of the programs, do I have to include him on the program since my fiance also has a step father who he likes and will be on the program. Would it look bad if he’s not included or should I just omit step parents all together from the program?
Post # 2
scooper19: No of course not. You don’t have to include anyone on the program or invitations that you don’t want too. I’d include your fiance’s step-father and leave off your mother’s husband. Nobody will notice it I’m sure.
I think you’re over thinking it 🙂
Post # 3
scooper19: Of course it will loook bad if you do not include him and it will reflect on you. Be the gracious person and include him. It will not affect your wedding one iota.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
julies1949: +1 again! This is good advice. It doesn’t accomplish anything to “slight” him; it would only look bad to others.
Post # 5
Obviously I don’t know any of the background to why you don’t like your step father but I would urge you if possible to put your dislike to one side and welcome your mother’s husband to your wedding. My children will have a stepdad when I get married next year and I would be devastated if he wasnt invited to one of their weddings in the future. It is very difficult being a mother and in a relationship with someone other than your children’s father – such a balancing act of trying to keep everyone happy. You are about to embark on the happiest times of your life and it would i am sure make your mum happy to include him in your celebrations and I see no reason not to put him on the program.