(Closed) Man of Honor’s Deployment Got Extended…. :( Need Some Advice Please

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
2393 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

If it were me, I wouldn’t ask anyone to stand in his place.  I would leave his spot open as a honor to him.  Is there anyway he could pre-record a speech, or even have him Skype during the ceremony/speeches?  It’s a bit unconventional, but it would be so touching and special!

I’m sorry this happened.  I know how frustrating the military schedules can be.  My Darling Husband was deployed while 2 of his siblings got married, not to mention all the graduations, birthdays, etc, he hasn’t been able to attend. 

Post # 4
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My dad was gone during my brother’s eagle ceremony, when they had planned to have my dad swear in my brother (or whatever it is they do).  Pre days of skype, they taped my dad doing it.  It’s not ideal, but it may be the best you can do.

Skype him in.  Tape the toast just in case something happens. 

Post # 6
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wouldn’t have anyone take his place, but see if a pre-recorded message could be played. Sounds cheesy, but some people do big large cardboard cut outs for people who can’t make it.

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