(Closed) Stepmother etiquette question about programs

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a mom and stepdad and a dad and stepmom and his parents are still married.   (keep in mind I cant do all the fancy stuff while typing this)  So we put:


Mr & Mrs Gary Cosby

Mr & Mrs Bryan Murphy


Mr & Mrs Kenneth Storck

request the pleasure of your company

at the wedding of their children

      Ashley Nicole


     Kenneth Storck Jr




Post # 4
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I really think it just depends on your relationship with your stepmother.  Are you guys close?  Would she be offended if she were omitted?  My husband’s parents are divorced, and his dad is engaged.  Even if he was re-married when we got married, we would have just listed his mom and dad’s name.  I think it just depends on your personal situation!

Post # 5
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I say it depends on how close you are with your step mom….

If you think she should be included with your dad in the parents section then do

Mr. and Mrs. Bride’s Dad


Ms. Brides Mom

if you don’t think she should be included as a parent, then don’t include her.  If there are other factors in play (i.e. your dad’s feelings wanting her mentioned or your mom not wanting her mentioned), then I say do what you think is best, it’s your wedding.  And if neither party is hosting the event. then they really don’t have a say.

Post # 6
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just didn’t put my parents’ names in the program for that reason. *shrug* My mom said she didn’t mind, so I just listed our wedding party and our grandparents that have passed in a memoriam section.

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