(Closed) Divorced parents

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d let her sit where she wants.  I don’t think seating is all that important honestly!

Post # 4
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I agree, I’d let her sit where she wants, but if she is going to be like that, she should be the one to move, not his father. Don’t force your Future Father-In-Law to sit somewhere else just because your Future Mother-In-Law don’t want to sit by him. If she doesn’t want to sit with the rest of the family, that’s her decision, and honestly most people won’t notice.

Post # 5
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I guess I don’t understand. Mix the parents?

Anyway, we have a similar situation–FI’s parents are divorced and his mother hates his dad. She will be seated with her family, and Future Father-In-Law will be seated with his wife, kids, and some of his family. I assume they’ll be civil.

Post # 7
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Are you talking about the ceremony or the reception.  At the ceremony, traditionally the parent who raised the bride or groom respectively gets the front row.  That is usually the mother.  If the parents do not get along, the other parent sits benind them.


At the reception, I do not see a big deal with seating parents seperately. 

Post # 8
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Seating really isn’t that big of a deal. They sit for dinner and toasts and then mostly get up, move around, dance and mingle. Let her choose who to sit with. I would tell her that she can choose her seatmates but if there isn’t anyone she wants to sit with then she will sit where you put her and NOT complain. if you need to put her at a neutral table (friends or something) then do that. Parents don’t have to sit together and you don’t have to have a ‘his and hers’ side either.

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