Post # 1
On the table that we’re having our guest book on I wanted to put up wedding photos of our parents. Problem is my parents are still married but his are divorced. Should I just put up a photo of my parents, his grandparents and my grandparents? I’d feel bad to leave his parents out. Both never remarried by the way.
Post # 3
It might seem a little tacky to celebrate the marriage of your parents when his are divorced. We are also putting our parents’ wedding pictures on the guest table, but it is because both mine and his parents have been married for over 35 years. What is the reason for why you want this? You need to think about his parents feelings on this, maybe talk to them and see what they think.
Post # 4
Both of our parents divorced and remarried (and one set divorced again) and we just had to scrap the entire idea because it was awkward. What about including all married family photos? Aunts, uncles, grandparents. It means a little more foot work, but less singling out.
Post # 5
We ended up putting a display of wedding photos from our family, as well as pictures of us growing up and pictures with family and friends. Our guests really enjoyed looking at all of our pictures (and many of them were in some!). We did put up wedding pictures of my parents and grandparents. My parents are divorced, but became friends many years later so I did not feel bad about putting the pictures up. We decided not to put up pictures of my husband’s parents as they are divorced and do not have a good relationship. I think the fact that we had a wide variety of pictures from both of our families it was not a big deal that we did not put up their wedding photo.
Post # 6
I think that jessicup is partly right – you can certainly use a variety of family wedding pictures. As far as using wedding pictures of the divorced parties, I would talk to both of them. They may be good enough friends to think that its okay. If either one objects, you shouldn’t use pictures of them. But if you have enough other pictures, it won’t be so glaringly obvious that they are not included (e.g., won’t just look like a shrine to your parents…)
Post # 7
Thanks guys! If I do keep this idea I’ll do what jessicup says. His mom would be fine with us putting up their photo BUT knowing his dad he would think his ex-wife wants to get back with him. LoL And she’s far from that. Maybe I should just stratch that idea and think of something else.