My FH does not have a relationship with his mother at all; he has never even met her. My FFIL (and best man) is a terminal bachelor, never in a serious relationship and dates around for fun. He also always takes dates to any type of event, like weddings, college football games, etc., but its always casual. Even though me and FH know how he is, we had both said before that we did not think that he would bring a random woman to his only child's wedding... but we were wrong. I do not know who his date is going to be yet, all he said was to "count on him" bringing a date. He could bring someone I have already met before or not; who knows.
How should I handle this? In general I do not care if he brings a date, I think its weird personally but am ok with it, but I just do not know how to properly accommodate the situation. Does she sit in the family rows at the ceremony? If so, first or second row? Does she get any flower or anything? I definitely will not have her seated at the beginning of the ceremony for sure, but everything else is a mystery.
I also want to draw the line with the after ceremony family photos. I DO NOT want a random person in the photos with me, my family, and my new family on the most important day of my life. Is it ok to make it known to FFIL that she is not welcomed in the after ceremony photos? But if she sits with the family, will she naturally linger around when we are taking photos will everyone else is at cocktail hour, especially since she is the best man/father of the groom's date??
Please help! Thanks