Post # 1
Both mine and FI’s parents are divorced. My parents are both single, and get along for the most part, but there is definitely some tension and my mom has already said she’d rather not walk in with my dad. My FI’s parents are divorced, his dad is single, but his mom is happlily remarried and my FI is close with his step dad.
I’m having a hard time figuring out how to have them all walk in! I wouldnt feel right about leaving out FI’s stepdad because he’s been very important in his life. But I don’t like the idea of everyone walking in alone expect for Fi’s mom and step dad.
I thought about having my dad and Fi’s dad walking in with their mothers, and my mom walking in with her dad but truth be told my mom doesn’t get along with her dad and he might not make it til the wedding 🙁
I’m having a hard time of thinking of alternative ways to introduce them into the reception or a cool way to introduce them all seperately or together??? I DO NOT want to skip parent introductions…. so please give me your ideas!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
Are there siblings (yours and FIs) who could walk in with their parents?
That’s all I can think of
Post # 4
If there is tension, I wouldn’t have them announced and walking in. I would have them sit with the guests and then have table side announcements. Then they stand up and wave when they are called and sit back down, if you have a DJ with a lightshow, they can put a spot at the right area too. Then you don’t need to worry about who walks with who or how or when.
It sounds like this: “Let’s start off with some very important people sitting tableside! We have the mother of the bride Lisa! (she stands and waves) The father of the bride Gary! (he stands and waves) The mother and stepfather of the groom Janet and Bill! (they stand and wave) And the father of the groom Tom! (he stands and wave). Next up we have the bridal party…” (normal walking in from there.
Post # 5
@Sugarbee711: I would either say don’t have them walk in, just have them introduced from their seat, and have them stand up when they’re name is said. Another thought, I worked a wedding once where the groom’s mother had passed away, so they just had her parents and his father all walk in together.
Post # 6
@Schatzie821: ohh I really like this idea, thanks! I’d never seen that done!