(Closed) What do I call my Ex-Stepmom in the Programs?

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Friend and Mentor?  Family Friend?  Beloved Guest?

Post # 4
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Does “former” rather than “ex” help soften it enough? Or maybe (make sure your mom is ok with this) Honorary Mother of the Bride? I mean, we have honorary everything else! Funny situation though, I hope you get it worked out. And how cool is that, your parents getting back together after such a long time!

Post # 5
2681 posts
Sugar bee

I like Friend of the Bride or Beloved Guest.

Post # 6
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I’d vote for “former” before her title, or the simple — but still sweet — “Beloved Guest” or “Close Friend of the Bride”

Post # 8
235 posts
Helper bee

I have a former stepmother too, but we still all refer to her as just “our stepmother.”

Do you need to list everyone in the program?  We have so many whole, half, steps, and former steps that I think we’re skipping it 😉

Post # 9
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I would put Honored Guest

Post # 10
47 posts
  • Wedding: December 2009

Could you just skip the title and put her name?  Will most of your gusts already know the relationship?

As the product of a divorce myself (twice on my dad’s side) I know how tough it is!

Post # 11
1205 posts
Bumble bee

Honored guest is my favorite.  My birthson is our Jr. Groomsman and this is how I’ve listed him.

Post # 12
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would skip the title altogether and just put her name. Or you can do what we are doing and put Seating of the Family.

Post # 13
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

My first thought was to list her as your Stepmom (and ask your mother if she is ok with that).  When your dad and mom divorced, your mom didn’t become your ex-mom.  She’s still your mom.  Same with your stepmother.  She was your stepmother through very formative years, and since she continues to play an important role in your life, she should be honored as such.  If your mom doesn’t have an issue with it, I’d also run it by your stepmom – to see if she has a preference.

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