Divorced Parents at Weddings

This is a sensitive area that has to be addressed right from the start. Every case will be very different and depends on how the bride and groom mediate the situation.

If there are tensions between children, parents and stepparents, it is important that the bride and groom outline their roles at an early stage so that everyone is aware of the part they will play on the wedding day.

Unless relations are so strained that the only solution is not to invite one of the parties involved, duties should be split.

For example, the natural father could walk the bride down the aisle and the stepfather could give a speech. Prominence is often accorded to the party that brought up the bride.

Forward planning is vital when it comes to seating arrangements for the ceremony and lunch/dinner, and the line-ups in the official photographs.

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