Thursday 26 April 2018

If you have children with an ex-spouse and you want them to play a part in your second wedding, ask your ex straight out. Remember, one partner may be moving on while the other may still be raw and vulnerable, and not ready to accept a new step-mother or father for the children.

If you have children with an ex-spouse and you want them to play a part in your second wedding, ask your ex straight out. Remember, one partner may be moving on while the other may still be raw and vulnerable, and not ready to accept a new step-mother or father for the children.

Whatever the fear or concern, whether it's about presents, seating or what to wear, it's almost impossible for a situation to escalate into a row when you're polite, honest, and prepared to compromise.

I say the same thing to every bride, whether it's her first or second wedding - this is your big day and go with whatever makes you feel comfortable. Wedding expert Tom Grealy

Irish Independent

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