Post # 1
My parents divorced when I was 3, My dad remarried when I was 5 and is still happily married and I love my stepmom, My mom is in a relationship for the last 2 years and I like the guy well enough.
My question here is for the wedding introductions of the parents for my side can I say my fathers name & his wife, then just my mothers name and NOT her boyfriend’s name? My stepmother has had a huge part in raising me, that why I would like to have people know who she is and that she had an influence on who I am. My mom’s boyfriend is nothing more then my mom’s boyfriend to me, we barely get along at the best of times. So I guess I just wanna know if I am crossing a line by not having him introduced along with my mom.
Post # 3
I think you’ll find that the Rules of Etiquette for Weddings (ala Peggy Post) say that you should introduce your Mom first in all situations, and then your Dad (this is the same reason that your Mom is the last one seated before you enter the Church… a BIG sign of respect… she should walk down the aisle on the arm of a Groomsman / Usher after everyone else has been seated)
Also, Married relationships hold more weight than non-married ones … so it totally acceptable to mention your Step-Mom in relation to your Dad… “This is my Dad __(name)__ and my Step-Mom __(name)__ ” and do nothing in regards to your Mom’s Boyfriend or Best Friend (even if he is live-in)… unless they are engaged… in which case you would have introduced your Mom as “This is my Mom __(name)__ and her Fiance __(name)__”
Hope this is helpful,
Post # 4
This Time Around is correct–your mom should be introduced first, something to the effect of “the mother of the bride, Jane Brunnpaul, escorted by Tom Smith” then your dad, “father of the bride John Brunnpaul and his wife, Susie.” or your dads introduction could just be “parents of the bride, mr and mrs John Brunnpaul.” if your mom won’t be upset. She would already have been introduced as your mother, so it’s not like anyone wouldn’t get it. If you want to leave the Boyfriend or Best Friend out altogether, do you have a brother or uncle that could escort your mom for the introductions?