Post # 1
Hi Bee’s! Random question I’ve been pondering…
When you display all the family photos at the reception, is it ok to put out the ones of divorced couples as well? My FIL’s are divorced as are one set of my grandparents…. is it fine to still display their photos?
Post # 3
I don’t think so…unless they divorced amicably. If they are remarried, that could be hurtful to the new spouse(s). I wouldn’t do it.
Post # 5
and i am only going to display parents anyway….because they are not here to share our day. if they were alive i wouldnt even bother to do that….
Post # 6
I think that would be terribly awkward. Plus, the tradition of doing that is to honor the successful marriages that came before you. By definition, marriages that ended in divorce were not amicable. And I agree with PP, it’s disrespectful to the new spouses if your FIL’s are remarried to others.
Post # 7
I would just skip displaying others’ wedding photos all together. My parents are divorced and my MIL asked me if I wanted to display wedding photos from other family members’ weddings. I said no because I didn’t think it was fair to have all the photos of the other family members and not my parents represented, but I also wouldn’t feel right putting a picture out from my parents wedding when they are divorced. Maybe try to find another way to incorporate photos from your lives!
Post # 9
I am so glad you brought this up.
I’m planning on displaying my parents’ wedding photo even though they are divorced. They are on good terms at this point. My feeling is they were HAPPY at the time of their wedding and for many years after that. Of course, I’ll ask for their permission first.
Post # 10
I know there would be problems if I displayed my parents’ wedding photos. Though they are long divorced and are now on friendly terms, the problem would be that since then my dad has remarried twice! I fear that displaying the photos might embarrass my dad and anger his newest wife…I agree that if you’re looking to honor marriage using pictures of divorced couples isn’t best. If you’re looking to honor family, maybe think about displaying individual pictures of your parents (maybe pictures of them when they were your age!)
Post # 11
Im not sure if we are going to display photos or not, but if we do, i am going to display my divorced parents wedding photo. They divorced almost 20 years ago so there are no hard feelings. And i feel like they are my parents and they were married, i wouldnt ignore that. But i would also display a photo from my dad and step moms wedding and from my mom and future step dads engagement so no one feels left out. Plus i would ask them all if they were ok with it first.
But i can see how it could be awkard in some situations so i would ask them first before doing it