(Closed) What do I call my dad's wife??

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

In the programs can you list people by couples? Such as “John and Jane Doe, father of the bride and wife”? Takes a little of the coldness out when she’s immediately associated with a member of the family, IMO.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Technically she will be your stepmother, but I understand the association with that word.  Could you ask your dad what he would prefer?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t anything wrong with calling her his wife because that is what she is.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Talk to your Dad about this. My Dad & Step-mom have been married for over 15 years, but she’s not on the invites or program. I asked my Dad about it- he said he wouldn’t have expected to have been on her children’s invites- they married when I was an adult, so she didn’t raise me.

That being said, she’ll be the first one escorted in for the processional, will have a corsage, and will be announced when everyone comes into the reception. MrsWrangler’s suggestion is fantastic- wish I’d thought of that, versus “parents of the bride.”

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i think MrsWrangler had a great idea. i would NOT call her your step mother because that implies a closeness between you 2 that, for many reasons, does not exist. honestly i probably wouldnt put her on my program at all but you are a better woman than I 🙂

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