Post # 1
Ok, Bees, we have a section in our wedding program where we honor our family members who we have lost, like the grooms father and two of my aunts that I was very close to.
Here is what I need help with, my grandmother whom I love dearly is now 86 years old and in a wheel chair and she can’t make the 2000 mile trek to my wedding and it is breaking her heart. I would also like to aknowlege her on the wedding program. Any ideas on wording for this section or has anybody done it.
Post # 3
@creeative1: I am worried that it may come off as if you are remembering someone who may have passed away. So I am editing the verse I put in my program so it doesn’t come off that way.
Although you cannot be here today
You are in our thoughts as we say ” I Do”
Forever in our hearts, forever in our lives
is where you’ll always stay.
as we say our vows today
We lovingly honor
I don’t know if this is good enough, maybe you can edit it to your liking
Post # 4
Is she going to be able to watch the ceremony even though she won’t be there?
Post # 5
How about something like “We regret the loss of those who can not be here today: AAAAAAAAA, BBBBBBBBBB, CCCCCCCC, DDDDDDDDDD and EEEEEEE. And Creeative1’s Grandmother will also be in our hearts today, even though she can not be in the room.”
Post # 6
@creeative1: You could have two sections:
Those who are with us in memory: groom’s father and aunts
Those who are with us in spirit: _____ ______, bride’s grandmother. Unfortunately health and distance prevents her from joining us here today, but we know she is with us in spirit.
Post # 7
Oh these are all good…. I was drawing a blank.. thanks for the creative energy….
Post # 8
@Rhopalocera: we are videotaping the ceremony, so we are going to send her a copy of the video…
Post # 9
@creeative1: Ah, ok. I was going to suggest something like Julies1949’s idea. I think it would be a nice way to phrase it that makes sure people know your grandmother is alive, just not there. Sometimes people phrase it in a way that suggests otherwise.