How Do You Plan the Big Day When Your Parents Are Divorced?

A lot of things in your life are more complicated when you come from a family where your parents have decided to part ways – but that doesn’t mean you cannot all enjoy the special moments in your life.

For instance, if you are planning your wedding, you will want to do everything in your power to have both your mom and your dad there (and make sure they don’t end up fighting or feeling awkward too).

How do you do it? What are some of the essential tips you should know if your parents are divorced?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Walking down the aisle. If you find yourself in the situation of having to pick between your father and your stepfather to walk you down the aisle, you have several solutions. You can either ask both of them to walk you down the aisle (e.g. both at the same time or to have your stepfather walk you down the aisle for half of it and then have your father do the same from there on), or you can walk down the aisle alone (or with your mom).
  • The seating chart you create is very important. If your divorced parents don’t get along very well, you might want to consider the option of splitting them. Traditionally, the parents sit in the front row during the ceremony, but in your case, you could seat the parent closest to your heart in the front row and the other one in the back (second, third, or fourth row).
  • If your future spouse will have a special dance with his mom, you shouldn’t feel obliged to have the same with your dad if you feel that you don’t get along that well. Special parent dances are nice and sweet, but if both you and your father feel awkward about it, you will not feel OK dancing with them during the wedding. It’s probably best for everyone to skip this tradition altogether!

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