(Closed) Where to seat dad's GF at ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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901 posts
Busy bee

Sorry you don’t like her, but it is your dad’s SO. They should sit together.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ditto. Sit together.

Post # 5
Hostess
11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I may be going against etiquette but I only sat my mom and grandparents in the front row, no one else (small front row). My planner removed all other seats to prevent an issue. I absolutely refused to seat my mother’s boyfriend in a position that held so much importance to me.

I sat him in the second row with the rest of my very important family members. While I hated even doing that he was NOT getting more. Call me rude I really don’t care. I was nice…enough.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Well my dad eloped so I can’t get rid of the wrench.. butI am sitting them together as well as moms boyfriend and in lawas SO they are all sitting together. Its not  huge deal.. I mean its a big deal.. but its one of those wedding things you have to take with the  cake! haha

Sorry.

I feel you andI know it sucks.

our pews are tiny and her taki up space sucks… but. just yeah :s it just sucks.. you can always hope they break up before the weddin! =]

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

The only way to avoid her in the front row would be to separate the parents- Moms in front row, Dads in second row (I think Peggy Post said that’s how to seat divorced parents, I ignored it and put them all together since they get along.)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Well, if it were me, I would say second row and do parents and grandparents first row, and that’s it, everyone else is 2nd row who is family and/or ‘important’, that way she is not completely left out but still near your dad.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have the same issue but I like his gf, she’s really nice. I might be sitting her in the second row, not because I am against her sitting in the first row but because the pews are quite tiny and if I seat her in the first row that means that someone I really would like to have there and is family would have to give up their seat. Ugh now I am working it out in my head and I still don’t have space in the front row with grandpa’s gf there (he would throw a fit if he couldn’t sit with her, at least my dad and his gf are cool with her sitting behind him). Anyway I guess in your case I would sit both your dad’s gf and fmil’s bf in the second row. I would mention it to both parents first and say that it is due to space restrictions.

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