(Closed) What do I call her?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What about using her real name and placing “Mom” in quotation marks to show that you/your Fiance have a special relationship with this person, but that she is not necessarily related such as Mary “Mom” Smith.

I’m doing this with my grandmother who raied me and whom I have always called “Mama” so she will be listed under the grandparents, but still have “Mama” in there.

Post # 4
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

How is she actually helping?  How you list her will probably depend on the role she is playing.

For example: If she is doing a reading youwould list her as a reader.  If she helped you decide on the decorations you could credit her as “our dear friend – and designer!”

If she has primarily provided moral support, ask Fiance & his family how they would refer to her.  If they don’t have much helpful feedback, one option would be to include her with the list of family members who are not wedding party as:

Ms. Childhood Neighbor (“Mom”) – Dear Friend and [however Fiance describes her] of the groom

Post # 5
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If he has a biological mother that’s alive and well, will she be okay with this other woman being called “mom?”


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