(Closed) Best Way to Acknowledge Parents?

posted 10 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Maybe you could have your DJ/band play their first dance song at their own wedding 35 years ago?  I think that might be nice.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Can you get some pictures from their wedding and place them somewhere?  It would be fun for the wedding party to see those.  We did that for a 35th anniversary party we threw for my parents and the people who were in the wedding had a blast looking at themselves.

Post # 5
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Newbee

maybe you or a sibling can read a letter to your parents during the wedding ceremony acknowledging their 35th anniversary and how they are an inspriation to you and your new marriage.  you groom can also have a letter to his parents thanking them for their love and support, as well, just in case his parents may feel left out.  

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

How about asking your officiant to mention it during the blessing of the rings or other part of the ceremony?  

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I was going to suggest playing their first dance song as well!

Post # 9
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Newbee

I was just at a wedding where the officiant asked the parents and grandparents to stand up during the ceremony to renew their vows. It was very quick, but very emotional. I am definitely incorporating this into our wedding.

Or you can ask your parents’ bridal party to start walking in instead of your younger bridal party…like a spoof. There is an element there that can get very silly…35 years later, at a wedding, same bridal party, kids getting married. I can’t put my finger on it, but have fun with it!

Post # 10
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Newbee

 

You can make a video of the family and put it along with music. You can display poster boards of family photos, their wedding, the various holidays and vacations they participated and so on. You can display these entire all around the party area. You can sing a blessing duet to parents after a toast to their marriage. My best wishes for your wedding and their anniversary

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

You could use another song from around the time they got married…Based on your profile it looks like their anniversary was May 1973, a quick google search brought up the #1 hits from that year.  The week before their wedding, "You are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder was number 1.

You could play that or another song that may be meaningful to them and explain why…They may still have "their song", even if they weren’t able to dance to it at their own wedding. Now you can give them the chance!

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