When you marry a person who has children, there are a lot of new things that happen all at once: you become a spouse and you become a stepparent on the same day. This is a big deal! Here are ... read more
Getting married is a big, exciting adventure in and of itself, but it becomes even more so when your partner has children—your future stepchildren—and you want to make them feel special as you go through the wedding planning process. Here ... read more
Kids. You love them, and they’re tons of fun, but when it comes to sitting still…let’s just say they have some learning to do. Unfortunately, a restless kid can totally derail a serious wedding ceremony. (And if you don’t believe ... read more
When marrying someone who already has kids, your marriage often means more than the uniting of two souls. It can also move you into a role as a step-parent, or may even involve adopting children as your own. Regardless, it ... read more
In this day and age, it’s completely normal for an adult child to find out that his or her parent is getting married. Either as a second marriage or after raising you as a single parent, this circumstance happens a ... read more
Weddings are full of all sorts of family members. Some you feel you just have to include because they’re family while others you couldn’t imagine without them. Often a stepmother falls in one of these categories. Stepmothers don’t always get ... read more
These days, there’s a strong chance that you or someone you know is part of a blended family. According to the US Bureau of Census, nearly 50% of families in America alone are blended, with one partner (or both) taking ... read more
If your spouse has a child from a previous relationship, after you get married it may feel like the next logical course of action would be to adopt your stepchild. Although this is one of the most common types of ... read more
I have officially been a stepmom for about two and a half years now, and although it’s only been a few years since my wedding, I feel like I’ve learned a lot since those newlywed days. Stepmotherhood is not for ... read more
There are a lot of misconceptions and myths about stepfamilies out there, which is frankly quite silly since in modern America one in three people is a part of a stepfamily! Here are some common myths about stepfamilies, corrected with ... read more
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