(Closed) Fiancé’s Dad’s new wife….

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Well you kinda hve to inite her if you want the dad to come sorry. But I don’t see any reason that you have to invite her children. 

Post # 5
33 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m sorry – you won’t like this – but you should invite her. And probably your FI’s step-siblings, as well, but you don’t need to invite their boyfriends/girlfriends. 

Do you absolutely have to have a head table like that? The best way around this I can think of is a separate table for that side of the family, a separate one for your side of the table, and either a sweetheart table or a very very small head table (you, Darling Husband, and attendants only). That way you don’t need to interact with her so much.

But if you have one head table and you’re planning on inviting his father – you can’t not invite his father’s wife.

Post # 6
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@clumsylawyer:  I’m American so what are the customs of the weddings where you are from? As a PP has said, do you have to have a headtable? Can you just do what we call here in the States a “sweetheart table” where it is just the Bride and Groom and have your bridal party and families seated at different tables?

I’m going to assume you weren’t invited to their wedding because you were not “family” yet? Sadly now she is family by marriage. To not invite her would have bad repercussions.

Can your Mr CL talk to your father and warn him that his wife needs to be on her best behavior? That her presense is already going to cause a stir with your mother and any sign of trouble she is getting the boot?

I however am the type that says etiquette be damed in some situations. IF you are afriad this woman will ruin your day and if your mother does not like her, than by all means limit her time at the wedding and receptions. For the wedding breakfast, only she is invited and make sure you have someone at the door checking names please.

However how will your Future Father-In-Law react if he knows his new wife is not all that welcomed?

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