(Closed) Our dads…

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I sort of had the same problem.  My DH’s parents are divorced.  His mom’s family was at the wedding and she sat at a table with them, but no one on his father’s side was there (he doesn’t have many relatives left anyway).  I sat his dad and his dad’s girlfriend with the parents of our best man, who DH always thought of as second parents and then a few other friends from my side of the family that were the same age range.  They didn’t all know each other, but they were able to make conversation the entire time. 

I would say to let them bring a date, but check with your mom’s to make sure they would be ok with that, just in case they don’t really know anyone other than you and your FI.  We checked with DH’s mom before inviting his dad’s girlfriend to make sure that she wouldn’t be too uncomfortable. 

Post # 4
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Ryansgirl: Then sit your dads together at one table and your moms together at another. Our parents are divorced too and mine are not friendly, so this is what we are doing. Are you not inviting anyone they know/are close with? My mom isn’t close to her family, so I asked her if there was anyone she’d like me to invite. Same with FI’s dad.

*Their invited guests are in addition to their significant others.

Post # 6
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Ryansgirl: I was thinking more along the lines of long-time friends. Here’s who all will be sitting at the table with my mom and his dad:

  1. My mom
  2. Her date
  3. Her long-time friend
  4. Long-time friend’s husband
  5. FI’s dad
  6. FI’s stepmom
  7. His long-time friend
  8. Long-time friend’s wife

If we do a table with 10, we’ll add a couple mutuel friends of FI and his dad.

EDIT: just saw your cheater’s table comment. not to be bratty, but a lot of people cheat. I’m sure the two of them won’t be the only cheaters in the room. it sounds like you have a lot of resentment about it and there’s other drama. I wouldn’t invite them just because they’re your dads, if don’t think they/you will enjoy it.

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