Divorced Parents: Wedding Seating for Divorced Parents?


My son is getting married soon. His dad and I are divorced. I've remarried. His dad has not. Where should my husband and I sit at the wedding ceremony? My ex-husband does not want us in front of him. He says that makes my present husband more important to our son than he is, which of course is not true. What to do?


There's no reason all three of you can't sit in the first row, as long as you are all comfortable with it. The rule of first and third rows is just one possible solution to the question of where divorced parents sit. Go ahead and invite your ex to sit in the first row with you and your husband. It may not be the most desirable situation in the world, but it's only for the ceremony. And your son will be happy.

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