Post # 1
I haven’t had a very good relationship with her in quite some time. She lives in a different state. Left when I was in highschool. My dad has paid for pretty much the entire wedding. She will be coming, I just don’t know if I should add her name to the program under the parents to the bride section. I don’t want her to be offended if I don’t but I don’t want my dad to get all pissy if I do. I really don’t know what to do. HELP!!!!!!!
Post # 3
If you have a parents section, you really should add her. Leaving her off would imply that she’s not your parent which could be confusing for your guests and hurtful to your mother.
If you don’t want to add her, then don’t have a dedicated parents section. Instead, put his name somewhere else. For example, “Alip will be walked down the aisle by her handsome father Name.” Or, “The couple would like to thank Alip’s father, Name.”
Post # 4
It would be very inappropriate not to list her under parents of the bride…. because she *is* a parent of the bride.
But your father can be recognised in other ways. e.g. only his name on the invite, because he is paying so he is the host.
Post # 5
@paula1248: Wedding is this week. Too late for the invite thing.
Post # 6
Then it might be best to follow @AlwaysSunny: ‘s suggestion and don’t have a parents’ section. But if you have a parents’ section, she has to be there. IMHO.
Post # 7
I say add her, she IS your parent. If dad is contributing then have a ‘hosted by’ section and recognize dad there but mom needs to be recognized as a parent, she gave birth to you…thats my opinion
Post # 8
Do you have reason to think your dad will react badly if she’s listed?
Post # 9
i also like chickiebee’s suggestion of having a “hosted” section or some other similar section on the program with just your dad’s name. then he can have a spotlight attention of paying for the wedding. “parents of the bride” section doesn’t make me think of who contributed financially to the wedding. it just makes me think of who your parents are.