Hello ladies! I have been lurking for a few weeks while also turning this question over in my mind. It finally occurred to me today that I should ask for some advice from the other brides who seem to have good answers for everything.
My mom and dad went through a rough divorce 4 years ago. They get along well now, but to be honest I still have a bit of a hard time with the divorce. My mom is single and is not planning on bringing anyone to our wedding (of course this may change, it's 8 months away). My dad has been seeing a very nice lady for a few months now, and I assume (and hope) they are still together come wedding time. This is the first time I have seen him truly happy in 4 years. However, I feel uncomfortable at the thought of her sitting with my immediate family at the ceremony. Our church has no center aisle, so there is a set of pews immediately in front of the altar. Our entire immediate families (those who are not WP) will all fit together in that first pew- two sets of parents, my grandma, my brother, and his sister-in-law and baby neice.
Is it ok for me to have dad's girlfriend seated a few rows back? I would certainly discuss this with my dad beforehand and make sure the ushers knew to avoid any awkward situations. I know that my personal feelings about the divorce (still) are perhaps clouding my judgment some, so I am interested in some other opinions. Sorry so long!
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