ex-inlaws still very close – advice

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2222 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Part of the bridal party?? How? 

Why would they be introduced at your wedding? Do they fulfill a role of parents that he doesn’t have? 

Post # 4
10906 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think it is wonderful that your FI is still close with his former in-laws and that he wants them to be present at, and they are eager to attend, your wedding.  After all, they are not the ones who divorced each other. 

However, if you both have living parents with whom you are close, it may be confusing and awkward to include your FI’s ex-wife’s parents in any type of prominent or parental role in your ceremony.

Post # 5
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ditto with Brielle. I am still close to my ex in-laws too, because they are my children’s grandparents, but they in no way deserved a place of honor at my second wedding.



Post # 6
84 posts
Worker bee

My ex in-law are still very close to not only me but the rest of my family as well. My ex husband are my best friend and we keep in constant contact.

my bf and soon to be fiancé thought it was strange before since he has never encounter that before in his life.

however, now when I been with him for a couple of years he is even close to my ex and my ex in-law as well.

story behind it is that my mother passed away during the time of our marriage and my ex in-law made a promise to her to always be there for me and they have honor that promise no matter what. 

For me, I would want them to be at my wedding.

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