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May 9, 201810:27 AM
Let Them Eat Cake

The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings

Wediquette Wednesday: How do I respond to an address request for a wedding invitation if my husband and I are going through a divorce?

 

Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)

 

Question: A friend from college is getting married and she reached out via Facebook to get my address. She is friends with both me and my soon-to-be ex-husband, but she doesn’t know we are going through a divorce. This is her special time to celebrate her relationship and the upcoming wedding, so I don’t want to bring up the divorce. Should I give her my address and his address with no explanation? What’s the best way to respond?

Answer: First, it’s thoughtful of you to be so considerate of her feelings when you are going through the emotional roller-coaster of divorce. Second, yes, you could just offer it up without explanation. Then if she inquires about the two different addresses and you are comfortable sharing, give a brief clarification about the reason. Another option is that if you and your soon-to-be ex-husband are on good enough terms, just offer up your address, and then let him know about the invitation. 

 

 

Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com.

 

 

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The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings

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“Let Them Eat Cake,” is the official wedding blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine. The LTEC blog is the joint labor of love for Kelly Massicot and Melanie Warner Spencer. Massicot is web and social media editor for Renaissance Publishing, a contributing writer for New Orleans Bride Magazine, wedding junkie and fond lover of cake, especially petit fours from Chateau Coffee Cafe. Spencer is the editor of New Orleans Bride Magazine, writer of the “Bon Vivant” blog and a Francophile obsessed with Marie Antoinette and those tiny cakes from Chateau Coffee Café. You can reach Kelly at Kelly@myneworleans.com and Melanie at Melanie@myneworleans.com.

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