Where to sit divorced parents…

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had the same situation with my wedding. I ended up sitting my husband’s mom with my parents and his dad and his new wife with some great family friends. It worked out just fine. My wedding was also a total of 56 people (including bridal party and vendors).

Post # 4
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If they get along well enough don’t stress about it once you make your decision.  My parents are divorced and can get along decently enough, esp in public so all I did was move my Dad and his 30 year old GF (had to sneak that in lol) to a table with some family members from his side/people he knows and I put my Mom with family from her side along with my sister/BIL and Niece.   We had a sweetheart table.  

Post # 5
42182 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you spoken to them to see how they would feel about the seating plan? They may be fine with sitting togteher.

Post # 6
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Courtart:  I sat mine together and found out 2 years later my mom ran her mouth and insulted/embarrassed my stepmother. They are being separated this time.

Post # 7
1771 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@julies1949:  +1. I would just ask them outright, or have your FI ask since they’re his family.

I have 79 people on the guest list and since my dad and mom are incapable of being nice to each other, I plan to seat my mom with her family and seat my dad’s family with FI’s parents. It does mean splitting up some of FI’s family but I just asked FMIL about it and she said it was absolutely fine. So I definitely think asking is a good idea.

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