(Closed) Divorced parents on grooms side – HELP

posted 9 years ago in Family
Post # 3
4500 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It depends on a lot, but I would not ever ask anyone to step out of a picture. The best you can safely do is the following:

-a picture with the mom and her sons

-a picture with the dad, his wife, and the sons

-a picture with the mom, the dad, his wife, and the sons

Do not attempt a pic with the mom, the dad, and the 2 sons unless the dad’s wife offers to step out.

I have been to many weddings where one or both sets of parents are divorced, including my own. It has never been ok to ask a step-parent to step out of a picture.  

Post # 4
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Here is what many brides do, a family photo with MOM and Dad and a photo with DAD and WIFE. When doing group photos with all included, DAD and WIFE stand next to each other on one side of the group and MOM stands on the other side. if you don’t include the new wife the dad will get upset and so will the new wife. Afterall, she is part of the family now.

Post # 5
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@stillme:Good idea.

Post # 6
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My parents are divorced, and I had two sets of family photos taken, once with my mom and dad, and one with my dad and stepmom. It took a little longer, but was less stressful for me in the long run. 


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