Acknowledging sister's anniversary at the wedding

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think that’s a great idea and the perfect moment to do it. I don’t see why anyone who doesn’t know your sister will think it’s strange. I’m sure they’ll see it for what it is – a lovely gesture.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I mean to me that sounds odd but if your heart is set on it go for it. I don’t think you should feel like you must do it because you feel guilty about sharing the date- nothing to feel guilt about. It might come up naturally in Dads toast or something.  

 ETA: you could leave something special- a card or small gift at their place setting. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would do something privately and not announce it to the world.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it’s a great idea! 

I’ve seen birthdays and other’s anniversaries acknowledged and I’ve never thought it was strange.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The bouquet would only be for her – shouldn’t an anniversary gift be for her husband too? IMHO, skip the gift and just raise a nice toast to them during dinner.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

MoonlitMagnolia:  Raising a toast is the most appropriate thing to do. Not acknowledging it publicly would be weird and if I knew that it was her anniversary and it went I unacknowledged I would think that something had gone in between the two of you. 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I love the toast idea, but would want to make it a little more special if I was in your shoes.  Especially since they’re giving up whatever they might’ve done for their anniversary to be at your wedding.  What about their own mini-cake to cut to remember their wedding with?  Or an anniversary dance for the two of them to the song they used for their first dance at their wedding? 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

It’s your day to shine!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Honestly, I don’t think acknowledging your sister’s marriage is going to take any shine off of you, OP!  Matter of fact, I bet that it will add shine as being kind to someone always tends to make people sparkle!!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

that would be so cute for her to find a gift for her at her table! 🙂 That is very sweet of you, I think she will really like that. I would definitely acknowledge her by a raising a toast. Y’all will be sharing anniversaries now! 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club

A bouquet is sweet, but would only be for her. Maybe you and your new hubby and your sister and her hubby could share a dance to celebrate? Or a toast? Or a mini cake? 

I think its a sweet gesture to acknowledge it. Last year FI’s cousin got married on his birthday. They had a cookie cake for him (his favorite) and the bride and groom led the reception guests in singing happy birthday. It was very sweet and thoughtful. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think a card at their place setting is a nice idea. I think announcing/toasting to it is weird….are you checking the anniversaries of all the other guests? It could be aunt Mildred and uncle bens 23rd! 

That being said, if I was a guest, I wouldn’t think twice about it either way-you do you. 

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