(Closed) Divorced Parents/wedding worries

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

@Jenny7568: My mother said it would be strange and awkward and not right if there was a picture with her, my dad, and I.

This is just my personal opinion, but I agree (except for the “not right” part – more about it being awkard). I have 3 dads (bio, adoptive & step) b/c my mom remarried multiple times, and kept the middle one long enough for him to adopt/raise me. I would never make my bio dad and my mom take a pic with me because it would be awkward for ME. They are not married. They did not raise me jointly. They are both remarried. If YOU feel comfortable doing it, I think they could set aside their feelings, but considering they have been apart for 14 years, it seems like it would be an awkward pic for you as well. How old were you when they split? Did you keep a close relationship with your dad?

Ulitimately I think you could ask them to do it for you, and if they are both uncomfortable, maybe a pic with them on either side of you, with their spouses on either side of them?

Post # 4
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


Tell your family to suck it up and behave for one day. That being said, I would also try to keep them as apart as possible. Get the pictures and then separate them fast!


I’m facing a situation like this. My FI’s parents divorced with he was very young. His mum soon after married his stepdad, who basically raised him as a son. Then, about 8 years ago, his mum and stepdad divorced. His stepdad is now married again (to a women who is not much older than my FI). His mum has a boyfriend, and his dad has a girlfriend. So I’ll have three couples to keep apart at my wedding! 

Post # 6
46611 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would certainly tell them that I would like this one picture of my Dad and my Mom together. I am a firm believer that divorced parents need to suck it up and behave on the occasion of their child’s wedding.

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