If you have parents who have remarried and aren’t sure how to word your wedding programs, our etiquette expert’s may have the answers you’re seeking. Take this reader’s dilemma, for instance…
My parents divorced years ago and my dad has since remarried, but my mom has not remarried. I want to list “Parents of the Bride” on my wedding programs, but I’m not sure where (if at all?) to include my stepmother. What’s the best way to go about this without hurting anyone’s feelings?
Thanks so much for writing in, Marci. Rest assured, you’re certainly not the first stressed out bride-to-be with this worry. Here’s what our etiquette experts suggest:
The easiest way to avoid any hard feelings is to include everyone. Like so…
Parents of the Bride
Mrs. Biological Mother
Mr. & Mrs. Biological Father (which includes your stepmom)
This way, no one will get left out—allowing everyone to focus on being a part of your special day.
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