Post # 1
Im getting married Oct. 20th. We are having a small wedding with a dinner served after for the wedding attendees(<50 people) & there are a couple of special people whos birthday might be overshadowed by the wedding. My Grandma will turn 70 on Oct. 19th & my neice will turn 9 on Oct. 21st. I’m thinking about maybe making an announcement at the dinner & having everyone sing them Happy Birthday. The only issue is that there is 4 other birthdays in Oct, either later on or earlier on in the month. (3 cousins & then my son) Should I go ahead and do this or just try & include everyone who has a bday in Oct. into it, or skip it?
Thoughts, Opinions, Concerns?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t, your wedding day is your wedding day. Do something special for each of them separate from your wedding. Or how about combine all of the birthdays into one so your wedding isn’t overshadowed by their bdays on your sepcial day. Keep it separate.
Post # 4
I would do something nice for Grandma – maybe just present her with your bouquet instead of tossing it – since 70 is a huge milestone. I would do the cake & sing at your Rehearsal Dinner instead of during the wedding, though… I wouldn’t bother with your niece or anyone else, they can celebrate on their own another day.
Post # 5
I think limiting to the two immediately closest to the weddin is just fine. Especially since its a milestone and a child, people will understand. I wouldnt expect to have my birthday acknowledged at a wedding just because it was in the same month.
Post # 6
I would like to know too! I’m getting married on my cousin’s birthday and would like to do something for her.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Why not do it at the rehearsal dinner, or the wedding brunch the next day (if you’re doing one) Then it’s not as big of a spotlight, but you’re still honoring those people.
If anyone is doing gifts, this would also give them an opportunity for that. This shares the moment, but doesn’t make the birthday people feel like they’re stealing the spotlight on your special day.
Post # 8
My stepbrother got married on his brother’s birthday. At the rehearsal dinner, they had a surprise birthday cake for him to try and make up for it. It was a thoughtful gesture.
Post # 9
It’s my dad’s birthday and also one of our guests around my age. I am putting a birthday girl sash at her seat with a special cupcake, letting her know, hey, celebrate your birthday too! For my dad one of the cupcake flavors will be his favorite and i am going to put a picture of me making him the same cake when i was like 6 (ok, helping make the cake!)with a little sign that says happy birthday on the dessert table.
Post # 10
I love the idea of singing happy birthday to all the october babies -) it’s a very sweet gesture and i think all your guest will enjoy it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’d honor your grandma at the rehearsal dinner.
Post # 12
I would definitely do something special for your grandma, whether that’s at the wedding or the rehearsal dinner. 70 is a big milestone and you are lucky to have your grandparents around! I think that’s very sweet of you and I’m sure that would make her happy!
Post # 13
@reebee: This will all be done at the dinner served after the wedding. (Which is for only the select few who were invited to the wedding. Mainly family & a few friends.)
As for doing it at the rehearsal dinner, my Grandma is one of those people who doesn’t go to things like that, just the main events. Forgot to mention, my neice is going to be viewing this by skype so it would be done @ the beginning of the dinner. (We seriously doubt my sister will actually attend.)
In reply to those who said to do it for just my Grandma, that would cause an issue. My sister would be hacked off BIG time, if I mentioned our Grandma & not her daughter.
Post # 14
reebee had a good idea with the bouquet
but dont take away from your wedding day celebrate others Birthday another day
Post # 15
you could get a couple smaller bouguets to offer all the Birthdays that day
Post # 16
I would only say happy birthday to your grandma and no signing.