(Closed) questions about ceremony programs

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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406 posts
Helper bee

Technically speaking I don’t think your Dad’s name should be on the invitation. I was in a similar situation (my Dad passed away last May) and I just could not put my Mom’s name alone on our invitations. It would have made her cry. Instead we are saying "Together with their familes A and J request the pleasure of your company". Our wedding is pretty informal though so I’m not sure what would work for a more formal affair.

I’m sure whatever you decide will be fine though.

Post # 5
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497 posts
Helper bee

Hey Pancy,
 

I think it would be fine to list your father as a parent of the bride because he still is, regardless of whether he has deceased.  You could put an asterisk next to his name and have that asterisk lead to a place in the program where it states your favor donation.  Alternatively, you could write his name as ‘The Late John Doe’.

As for your BIL, you have a few options depending on your program layout.  You can put:

Bride……………..Your Name
     escorted by…BIL’s Name

OR

Bride……………..Your Name
Bride’s escort…..BIL’s Name

OR

Your Name, Bride
BIL’s Name, Escort to the Bride

 
There are lots of other combinations…but you get my drift.

Best of luck,

Mrs. Corn

Post # 6
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406 posts
Helper bee

Sorry, misread the question. 🙂

I agree with Corn. Although, you could just put his name there without the asterisk too. Everyone will know why he’s not there so you don’t really have to explain, it’s up to you if you want to though.

Once you decide how to word it can you please post it? I’d like ideas too. Thanks!

Post # 8
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think we’ll be going with Mrs. Charmed Mom & the late Mr. Charmed Dad. It’s simple and people will get it immediately. Since my dad’s older brother, my only uncle on his side, is escorting me partially down the aisle, we didn’t want people to make assumptions. It’s super important to me to have my dad acknowledged, even if he’s not here anymore.

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