(Closed) Grandparents mention in programs…?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

i don’t think it’s mandatory…i think the most important thing is that you do what you want!

i haven’t even thought about this, but we will probably have a “special guests” type section and living grandparents will be included their. those who are no longer with us will have photopraphs displayed on the welcome/guestbook table.

Post # 4
36 posts
  • Wedding: December 2009

We didnt. I think it depends on how close you are with your grandparents.


Post # 5
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It is not mandatory but we are including my grandfather and FH’s father since they have both passed away.  We think it is a nice way to honor their memory.


Post # 6
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I don’t think you have to. We probably won’t, just for lack of room!

Post # 7
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I usually see programs with grandparents listed, but if you can’t fit them in perhaps you could put them in the Thank you section or something……

Post # 9
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am wrestling with this exact same issue tonight! I don’t think it’s mandatory to list grandparents, but if they are going to be walked down the aisle and formally seated before the parents are seated, it would probably be helpful to list them in the program so the guests would know who they were.

I have one living grandmother (coming to wedding), one living grandfather (unable to come because of frail health), one deceased grandmother, and one deceased grandfather. Fiance has two deceased grandmothers (both died when he was young), a deceased grandfather who died when FI’s own father was just 17, and a grandfather that FI’s mother stopped speaking to 30 years ago and is now presumed to have passed away (yikes).

We’re going to list my living grandmother with the parents in the program, and then mention all but the disowned grandfather (awkward, I know) in the “thank you” section in the back. It will probably go something like this: “In our thoughts today are the bride’s grandfather, NAME, who was unable to travel to WEDDING CITY, and the grandparents of the bride and groom who are no longer with us, but whose memories will always touch our lives: NAME, NAME, NAME, NAME, NAME.”

It gets dicey because Fiance never met his dad’s dad, so how could his memory touch his life? But I was super close to my two grandparents who have passed away, and it is important to me that we put something in there to express that.

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