Down the Aisle Announces The Best Solution to Dealing With Divorced Parents During Your Wedding Planning

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Down The Aisle, LLC, a premier CT Wedding Planner company, is offering wedding couples a few precautions where one or both parents of the bride and/or groom are divorced, when planning their wedding.

Expert CT Wedding Planner, Christine Ringuette

"One of the easiest ways to smooth the way for a drama-free wedding, is to make any 'sticky situation' decisions early-on in the planning process"

According to an expert CT Wedding Planner Christine Ringuette, owner and lead wedding planner for Down The Aisle, LLC, there are a few precautions to take into account when organizing the wedding to avoid any awkward moments when there are parents who are divorced. In particular, the couple need to apply the conventional etiquette as much as possible to avoid causing any offence and to keep the day running without any problems. “One of the easiest ways to smooth the way for a drama-free wedding, is to make any ‘sticky situation’ decisions early-on in the planning process” states Ringuette. “For example, if you’re having a hard time deciding between your father or your step-father in escorting you down the aisle, don’t wait a week or two before the wedding to announce your decision or you will surely have hurt feelings”. In principal, the best rule in such situations is to never have a parent stand next to their ex-spouse. The same rule can be applied to both photos and in seating at the reception.

The involvement of divorced parents in the wedding festivities can also raise the question of how to deal with the mother/son and father/daughter dances if a person is feeling uncomfortable/estranged from his/her parents. In this regard, it should be noted that it is not expected that this tradition should be observed and that it is not a problem to have just one dance (e.g. the groom and his mother dance but not the bride and her father). “One of my favorite options to incorporate is to have a ‘parent dance’ where you include all parties, stopping halfway through the song to switch to the other parent” cites Ringuette.

There are many more choices and decisions that a couple needs to make. A poor choice can be later regretted. Hiring a professional wedding planner may save hurt feelings and plenty of unnecessary stress.

Down The Aisle, LLC provides peace of mind to wedding couples who fret over the details or are short on time to research and hire the best wedding-team experts. More information about what benefits you will gain in working with a CT wedding planner can be received by visiting our website at

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