Post # 1
It will be my big sister’s wedding anniversary on my wedding day. We clash over a lot of things (she is especially critical over the choices I have made during the planning process!) but at the end of the day she’s my sister 🙂
We were thinking about giving her a bouquet or something during the speeches to say happy anniversary.
Do you think that’s a nice idea? We are having approx 100 guests and I’d say 70 are from FI’s side of the family so they won’t know her- will they think it’s strange?
Post # 2
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
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
I would do something privately and not announce it to the world.
Post # 5
MrsBuesleBee: your idea sounds great
Post # 6
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 # 7
Perhaps a small gift on her place setting would be the best idea! Thanks Bees 🙂
Post # 8
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
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
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 # 12
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
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
- 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
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.