Post # 1
So, both of Mr. Bs parents are blind and I feel like I am not involving them in the wedding as much as I should. Well, I’m not involving anyone in the wedding as much as I should…but that’s my own control problem.
I told his mom that she, my mom, and I could go find their dresses together sometime after the new year; but that’s all I have done really. I plan on getting their opinions on the menu and drinks. But I feel like I am unintentionally leaving them out a little bit and I feel really bad about that. But I assume that no one wants to hear me drone on about centerpieces. I forget how visual a lot of pieces of weddings are when everything you use to describe your wedding is in pictures.
Any thoughts on how I can incorporate his parents a little more. Also, has anyone had any experiences in getting braille wedding invitations made?
Post # 3
I have no idea where you would get the invitations, but that is a really neat idea. I think if you can try and include them on the non-visual things. Like the menu, maybe cake tasting asking for their input on readings would help include them more. Also I don’t think you should be afraid to discuss visual things with them as well. I am sure they would love to just hear what your vision (sorry if that is an inapropriate way to put it) is for the day.
Post # 4
I think it’s great that you want to involve FI’s parents. I agree with MrsKesslertobe even though they won’t be able to see, explain your vision of flowers, centerpieces etc. Take them cake tasting..yum! Maybe if you need to interview bands they can sit in on that?
Also I think it is amazing that you are doing braille and I’m hoping would mean a lot to them that you were thinking of them when you made your decision.
Post # 5
It sounds like you’re being very thoughtful. Yes, a lot of it is visual, but like others said, there are some things where maybe their enhanced senses may help out a lot (tastings, music, etc.).
As far as invitations, I did a google search and found this: http://www.shadowsinthedark.com/Services/invitations.htm
Another option may be to contact an Etsy dealer and maybe all of the invitations could also include braille underneath/above the words.
Post # 6
Thanks! I never thought about taking them to the cake tasting too…who doesn’t like to eat free cake!