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.
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