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Curious July 2019 Ontario

How to include a stepmom?

Danielle, on March 7, 2019 at 17:35 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 10
Would love some advice or ideas as I’d like to include my Dad’s wife somehow in my wedding day without giving her the typical mom roles. We’ve got a good relationship but she came into my life later in life and has never filled a “mom” role. That being said I really appreciate all she has done and think of her as family. Any suggestions?


Latest activity by Donna, on March 24, 2019 at 20:15
  • Donna
    Devoted July 2019 Ontario
    Donna ·
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    I think that if you feel comfortable around your newly mom and you've already said you appreciate what she has done for you, then I think it'd be a very nice thing to do. You will be likely to have her there with you

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  • M
    Curious May 2019 British Columbia
    Michelle ·
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    My FH has a stepmom (although they don't get along swimmingly). She has a corsage that matches my mom's and FMIL. She'll be walked down with her husband, as my FH will be walking down both his mom and mine. My FH will also be doing a partial song with her (it'll be his mom, his stepmom, and my mom). He also has a stepdad that we are doing the same thing with (boutonniere, partial songs, etc.)

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  • Kassandra
    Frequent user May 2020 Alberta
    Kassandra ·
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    Maybe she could help plan your rehearsal dinner? Another lady on here suggested that to me Smiley smile
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  • Danielle
    Curious July 2019 Ontario
    Danielle ·
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    Thanks everyone. Definitely going to get her a corsage and I think having my nephew walk her in would be nice. Thanks for all the ideas, a reading would be great as well but we’re trying to limit our ceremony time.
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    I think having her do a reading would be nice, but I know it's not for everyone.

    I like the idea of getting her a corsage, it doesn't have to be as elaborate as the moms' but it's a nice gesture!

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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    My stepmom will be walked in and seated by my other brother during the ceremony processional. Maybe you could have your stepmom walked in and seated by a sibling or an escort.
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  • Sonya
    Curious May 2019 Ontario
    Sonya ·
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    Ah I am totally in the same boat! However, we don’t have as close of a relationship. I don’t think a reading would be fitting for her either. Mostly wanting to avoid drama.

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    You could have her do grace if that hasn't been assigned yet Smiley smile

    Other than that I would think she could wear a corsage or whatever your Mom and FMIL are wearing.

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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    I agree with Leah! Maybe a reading or what if she was your MC?
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    How about a reading?

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