(Closed) A ‘touchy’ subject

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I’d have your parents and wedding party politely remind guests that you have a very sensitive back.  I wouldn’t be put off or offended, I’d be very careful.  Maybe have your Fiance there, to kind of shield you in a way.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hold hands and kiss on the cheeck saying you don’t want to mess up your hair with lots of hugs??

Post # 5
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t know if I would put it in the program but I might have parents mentioning it (have them before you in the receiving line).

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

@ejs1228: Good idea!

Yeah, I would just not hug.  They’ll forget.  Bend over to give a kiss and if someone goes in for the hug (you know what I mean) then politely say “Oh, no hugging today!”  Put your arm out as you say it to stiff arm the hug.  Then say “But I will give you a kiss on the cheek, thank you for being here.”

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Have key people mention to others that your back is sensitive so it will be necessary to refrain from hugs. Have you ever noticed that Oprah rarely hugs guests on her show; she puts out her hands and they clasp hands. You could also do side-hugs too. By any chance is your dress poofy enough that it would make it awkward to hug?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@Birdie Love:Yeah, I try to do the Oprah thing…I’m always uncomfortable giving hugs especially to males for some reason, like Fiance’s dad.  It’s the epitome of awkwardness when he tries to give me a hug–I’m like “oh gawd”

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