My parents have been divorced for over 4 years and are much happier than they were before. However, they don't communicate with each other at all due to some very nasty things being said the last time they spoke.
Initially, my FI and I planned to elope, thus avoiding the entire problem of my parents being the same room. All of the parents (his, mine, and the new spouses) fiercely objected to not having a ceremony of some sort. I'm assuming this means they are all more focused on the joy of our impending nuptuals than the pain of the past. BUT -- I am still concerned that there will be awkward moments. Is there anything that can be done to make things go more smoothly? Does anyone have suggestions on how other children of divorced parents have handled these big "life events"?