(Closed) Displaying family photos… divorced couples?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t think so…unless they divorced amicably.  If they are remarried, that could be hurtful to the new spouse(s).  I wouldn’t do it.

Post # 4
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

I wouldn’t.

Post # 5
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wouldnt

and i am only going to display parents anyway….because they are not here to share our day.  if they were alive i wouldnt even bother to do that….

Post # 6
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think that would be terribly awkward. Plus, the tradition of doing that is to honor the successful marriages that came before you. By definition, marriages that ended in divorce were not amicable. And I agree with PP, it’s disrespectful to the new spouses if your FIL’s are remarried to others. 

Post # 7
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would just skip displaying others’ wedding photos all together. My parents are divorced and my Mother-In-Law asked me if I wanted to display wedding photos from other family members’ weddings. I said no because I didn’t think it was fair to have all the photos of the other family members and not my parents represented, but I also wouldn’t feel right putting a picture out from my parents wedding when they are divorced. Maybe try to find another way to incorporate photos from your lives!

Post # 8
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I just wouldnt.

Post # 9
24 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am so glad you brought this up.

I’m planning on displaying my parents’ wedding photo even though they are divorced. They are on good terms at this point. My feeling is they were HAPPY at the time of their wedding and for many years after that. Of course, I’ll ask for their permission first.

Post # 10
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I know there would be problems if I displayed my parents’ wedding photos.  Though they are long divorced and are now on friendly terms, the problem would be that since then my dad has remarried twice! I fear that displaying the photos might embarrass my dad and anger his newest wife…I agree that if you’re looking to honor marriage using pictures of divorced couples isn’t best.  If you’re looking to honor family, maybe think about displaying individual pictures of your parents (maybe pictures of them when they were your age!)

Post # 11
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Im not sure if we are going to display photos or not, but if we do, i am going to display my divorced parents wedding photo. They divorced almost 20 years ago so there are no hard feelings. And i feel like they are my parents and they were married, i wouldnt ignore that. But i would also display a photo from my dad and step moms wedding and from my mom and future step dads engagement so no one feels left out. Plus i would ask them all if they were ok with it first.

But i can see how it could be awkard in some situations so i would ask them first before doing it

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