Post # 1
My incredibly complex family dynamic is at it again.
Attending the wedding:
My mother and her live in bf
My dad and his FI
My stepdad (he and my mom divorced in 2006 but he has known me since I was 3 so I still consider him a parent)
How and where should they be seated at the church?
Post # 3
@Penelopeee: Unless you really want to seat them separately, I would seat them all in the front row.
From the center aisle: Mom, her bf, Dad, his FI, stepDad
If they don’t get along and aren’t mature enough to be civil for one day:
Mom and bf
Dad and F
StepDad and some other guests he is close to
Post # 4
The parent who had a greater role in raising you gets dibs on the front row. That is usually, but not always the mother. If she is agreeable to anyone else sharing that row, that is fine, but it should be her decision. If she doesnt want to share, I agree with putting father behind her, and stepdad with guests.