Do I have to announce my stepmother at my reception?
So, my dad is getting remarried this weekend and I am not super fond of his fiancee. My parents were divorced four years ago, but were separated for 12 years, and I am very close with my mother. I want to make her comfortable on my wedding day because I want her to feel special, too. When the DJ introduces my bridal party, do I have to have my dad introduced with my stepmom, or can I have my parents introduced as "parents of the bride" and ask that my stepmom take her seat at her table while the introductions are done? Is it also rude to not include her in the processional and sit in the row behind my mom and dad during the ceremony? I am not close with her and feel that she has not impacted my life, so why should I include her to appease her comfort level and ignore my own????