Post # 1
On my wedding ceremony fans, I have my dad, his parents, grandparents, and then my family because my sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor and my brother is his best man. He is an only child. His neighbor down the street, he has been calling “Mom” his whole life. The woman has probably spent $500+ on our wedding presents. He said he wants her added to the ceremony fans. She has volunteered a dozen times to help us plan our wedding, but shes in another state so shes helping a little. What do I call her or how do I add her to feel included?
Post # 3
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
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
If he has a biological mother that’s alive and well, will she be okay with this other woman being called “mom?”