(Closed) FI’s parents didn’t have a wedding

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would just ask FI’s parents. It might be even more awkward to force it on them if they don’t have those momentos. Or maybe they’ll have something else in mind. Does it have to be something from their wedding? Maybe they just have something in general that means a lot to them you can use for your wedding. And if it’s not important to them or they don’t have any ideas, I would just let it go. Enjoy what your parents are sharing.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ditto to what Amaryllis said. You could also do an anniversary dance, or mention both parents’ long marriages in a speech or toast to it during the reception

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I wore jewellery that MIL owned. I think it’s nice to acknowledge both families, but it doesn’t have to be public or about their wedding, if that makes sense. MIL and FIL are divorced so that definitely wouldn’t have worked for us!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I like the jewelry idea.  My FMIL lent me a bracelet to wear totally unsolicited.  If you are looking to put something on the table, I guess it might be easiest to just come out and tell them what you are trying to do and how you can represent them and honor their marriage.  It doesn’t necessarily need to be something from their wedding day.  Maybe a nice photo of their hands showing their wedding bands or something like that.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

It may not be that important to FI’s parents – plus, it seems natural that you’d use things from your parents.  I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to highlight the items you are using.  What does your FI think?

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