I’m getting married in August. My fiancé was married before when she was young to a slightly older guy and got divorced about 2 years later. Her family is Latvian and she says it’s common for the ex-husband to “give away” his ex-wife to the new husband if her father isn’t able to do so (fiancé’s father is deceased). I’ve scoured the Internet to see if this is true…I can’t find anything, but I’m pretty illiterate when it comes to Latvian. Anyway, it just seems weird to me. They’re on good terms with each other, but don’t see each other pretty much ever.
Should I object to this or is it no big deal? Giving away a child at a wedding is old fashioned enough. Giving away an ex-wife just seems so wrong.