I’ve mentioned in the past that we’ve had some family drama. My parents are divorced (not at all amicably) and my dad is remarried—to a woman 20 years younger. (I mean, you’re going to see my wedding pictures; it’s not exactly a secret.) Both Clover Dad & his wife were previously married, and they got married when my sister and I were in our 20s (which is why you may notice I refer to her as my dad’s wife—it seems strange to call her my stepmother).
That’s a tricky situation, and it hasn’t always been pretty.
We’ve had several pretty long periods in which we’ve had almost no contact with her, and she didn’t meet Shamrock until we were engaged. The four of us sat down together, and one of the things K (Dad’s wife) emphasized was that she really wanted the time leading up to the wedding to be special for us, and she wanted to do everything possible to make it that way.
I almost hate to say it but I am going to anyway—coming up with our seating arrangement was very easy for us! We started with some bare bones (which parents should be where, etc.) and then filled in the gaps based on who we thought would enjoy each other. You may recall that we decided to use the squares of Savannah as table names, which were designed by our day of coordinator, Adrianne. Adrianne also made the seating arrangement poster—a bigger version of the map we were using on the tables.