mother of the groom

by squeeler

I am the mother of the groom. My ex husband has remarried and will be walking down the aisle with his new wife (who i have never met). My son has decided that I will be walking down the aisle with my ex husband's wifes son (who is 18). I was miffed at this since I do have a date and just thought he and i would walk down together but my son and daughter in law say that it is wrong and if i am single, i should walk down with the usher who is my ex's wife's son from a previous marriage. Are they correct?

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Wedding Party Escort
by: Ms P Etiquette

Mother of the groom,
In a way, your son is correct; a single woman is escorted by an usher​. However, how are we going to define single? If you are attending the wedding with someone you are dating, I see no reason why you cannot walk down the aisle with your date.

However, I do not know the circumstances of your relationship with your son, his bride or your former husband. Blended or not, these multi-layered family events can be sticky. Why not do what pleases your son and his wife to be. It is their day, after all and time for the grown ups to use their good manners so they can avoid any stress or discomfort among the guests and/or family.

Good luck.
Ms. Practical Etiquette

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