Post # 1
Hi Bees! You all have been so wonderful so far, I’m hoping you will have some fabulous ideas for me. Here’s what is happening.
We are renting a large house that accomodates 20 people so that is every guest and person in our wedding. Small and intimate, absolutely. We are also having our ceremony on a Tuesday in early May. I am loving everything about how this is coming together, EXCEPT my neices and nephews aren’t going to be there. My nephews could probably care less about a wedding being teenage boys, but my neices are 11 and 16 and I know they would love to be there. I would love them there as well, it just didn’t work out that way.
My questions is, how can I include them in some way in that day? I want to make them feel special and loved. I want them to know how important they are to me. I was thinking of sending them something that day at their school, that always made me feel good to get a balloon, teddy bear or candy. I’d also like it to be somehow related to our wedding. I dont know if I am just trying too hard. While typing this, I thought about having them make a video reading a passage related to the wedding, to include in the ceremony/reception. Probably reception as the ceremony is outside.
What do you bees think? Anyone else in a similar situation? Thanks for any advice!
Post # 2
I think it would be really sweet if they made something for your wedding! If you’re DIYing centrepieces they could help with that, or maybe you could just spend time with theM and make another type of decoration! I also think sending them something at school is a great idea, what better way to make theM feel special?
Post # 3
Thanks for the idea Tigerlilybride! I would have to think it through and talk with my sister. They live 1200 miles away! I’ll have to ask them and see if they would want to make something. I’m not really sure if we are having centerpeices, since its a rental vacation house, it won’t be the traditional reception. I am seeing people floating around and sitting when they eat and then getting up again, but I still need to see the space. Whoa, went off on a tangent!!! They could still make some little things that I could put wherever. Cool idea! Thanks!
Post # 4
I was going to suggest saving them a piece of cake but I see you wrote that they live 1200 miles away and I wonder if cake would be good after that much travelling! Could you arrange for a bakery in their area to send them cupcakes that day? And include a note or card to them about how much they mean to you?
I have a lot of coworkers that return to India to get married – they usually set up a livestream video service so that we can see the ceremony and reception from here in the US. I don’t know how expensive that is but maybe it would be a way for your nieces to view your wedding? And if they helped with decorations or did a special videotaped reading, they could see how their hard work was incorporated into your ceremony?
Post # 5
flummoxed thanks for the suggestions!! I might do the cupcakes, that sounds great! We had talked about live streaming our ceremony, but nixed the idea figuring it was too expensive. We can not have any more than 20 people in the house due to safety codes, and we have all those accounted for. So someone who is already invited would have to do that. I don’t know if anyone could. I might look into it anyway and see how hard it is, what is required, etc. My fiancee is the tech guy but maybe I’ll find something that will make sense to me. Thanks again!!