Post # 1
I wanted a slideshow to play at our wedding for the last 15 minutes during the secondline band of our relatives who we wish could be there to celebrate with us….what do you all think good idea or bad idea??? Im getting mixed reviews from people about this…some say no because family may cry and some say yes because it’s a nice way to include them and who cruse while a secondline band is playing anyway… Me being the bride I won’t cry if I do shed a tear it will be of joy because I know they are at peace resting no longer suffering… I know they will be looking down on us smiling…so should I do this or not
Post # 2
Nope. Too morbid. Don’t be surprised if guests take the opportunity to leave the room.
Post # 3
I don’t think that’s entirely appropriate especially if it’s going to last 15 minutes. That’s a long time. I would find some other way to honour your loved ones. Could you wear a locket or have a locket wrapped around your bouquet to have them close to you for your wedding? Or something like that? i am plan on doing something along those lines to have my deceased father a part of my wedding. 🙂
Post # 4
Tk7270: First, what do you mean by the “secondline band”? Is this part of the ceremony? Part of the reception?
Second, while I like slideshows, 15 minutes is too long for *any* slideshow (unless it’s in a corner where people don’t have to watch it). The maximum length for a slideshow, even a happy one, I think should be about 1 song, about 5 minutes. Even for a happy slideshow any more is too much.
As for whether to do it at all, it’s hard to know without knowing the circumstances. If e.g. it was someone who died young, expect a lot of tears.
Post # 6
I’m from New Orleans and we have secondline bands for parties, weddings, and funerals…its a joyous way to end an event.
Post # 7
Tk7270: I think it would feel like a memorial service and not like a wedding.
Post # 8
Definetly not appropriate for a wedding!!!
Post # 9
Maybe you could do a quick toast & mention all of their names. Then move on 🙂