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Wording for Mom's boyfriend?

My mom has been with her boyfriend for over 10 years. They are not married but I love him like a stepfather and want him to be included in our wedding very much. What would be the right way to list him on the ceremony programs (i.e. "Mother of the Bride - Laura P. with Charlie G."? or "Mother of the Bride - Laura P. escorted by Charlie G."?). I thought about listing him as "Stepfather of the Bride" although he technically isn't.  Also how would the DJ announce him into the reception? He's going to be accompanying my mom throughout the whole thing but I didnt want to say "Mom's boyfriend".

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Re: Wording for Mom's boyfriend?

  • I can't speak to the program issue because we didn't make any, but for the introductions thing, we introduced my MIL with her long-term partner as "the groom's mom, NAME, escorted by GUY'S NAME."  That way we didn't have to mess around with titles.
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    [QUOTE]Is your dad still in the picture? Honestly, I'd either list him as your stepfather, or just have "parents of the bride" and list Mom and Boyfriend, Dad and SO if he has one. I'd also skip the grand entrance altogether.
    Posted by StageManager14[/QUOTE]

    <div>This.</div><div>
    </div><div>I've never seen the parents introduced in the grand entrance. I've only every seen the wedding party being introduced.</div>
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  • Every wedding I have ever been to the grandparents and parents of the bride and groom were introduced during the grand entrance into the reception.  I would have your mother and her boyfriend announced as Mother of the Bride-Jane Smith escorted by John Doe.
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    [QUOTE]Agree with the above about the programs. Please have a grand entrance into the reception for yourself and your husband only.  The guests are eager to get the party started, and everyone should already know who your mom is.  The intros for the bridal party are redundant if you have a program.
    Posted by RetreadBride[/QUOTE]

    Could be a regional thing but every wedding I have attended had a grand entrance for the BP, the parents of both and the B&G. I would think it's weird if there wasn't one, lol.

    I don't think either is wrong but I always enjoy the grand entrances- people tend to do very funny things. The last wedding i was at one BM came in with one GM and when they entered he threw her and she landed in the arms of another GM (planned). Hilarious.
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  • Yes my dad is still in the picture as well, otherwise I wouldv'e said "Parents of the Bride" and include my mom's bf in that.




    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_wording-for-moms-boyfriend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:4b9efe54-547d-4e19-8996-b5763494cae3Post:81c0115d-e912-4ca7-9411-f580181a605e">Re:Wording for Mom's boyfriend?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Is your dad still in the picture? Honestly, I'd either list him as your stepfather, or just have "parents of the bride" and list Mom and Boyfriend, Dad and SO if he has one. I'd also skip the grand entrance altogether.
    Posted by StageManager14[/QUOTE]
  • Really?! Every wedding I've been to has had the parents announced at the reception too! I also have a pretty small wedding party, so I think the 'rents would totally appreciate it.


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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re:Wording for Mom's boyfriend? : This. I've never seen the parents introduced in the grand entrance. I've only every seen the wedding party being introduced.
    Posted by ftrmrsw[/QUOTE]
  • Thats what I was thiking but wasn't sure if there was a better way to put it. Thanks a bunch!


    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_wording-for-moms-boyfriend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:4b9efe54-547d-4e19-8996-b5763494cae3Post:07a869ad-b563-45e7-ae07-0857a804506d">Re: Wording for Mom's boyfriend?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I can't speak to the program issue because we didn't make any, but for the introductions thing, we introduced my MIL with her long-term partner as "the groom's mom, NAME, escorted by GUY'S NAME."  That way we didn't have to mess around with titles.
    Posted by StephBeanWed61502[/QUOTE]
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