(Closed) about the parents

posted 8 years ago in Family
  • poll: Do i include his parents"story" on our wedding webpage

    yes, make it up

    no, just your parents

    delete the whole "about the parents" page

    other (please tell me)

  • Post # 18
    1884 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @daniellemc:  It’s great that your parents have had such a successful marriage- sounds like you two have a great example of what to strive for! I’m not trying to be rude, but personally I hate those sections of the websites. Pretty much anything biographical other than a short few sentences (ie “We met in 2010 at a ice cream shop & have been inseperable ever since!”) just annoy me…. People attending your wedding should already know these things, and if they don’t then they probably either 1) don’t care or 2) aren’t as close as you thought. Even the sections about the couples “love story” I just skip over- if I really wanted to know I’d ask you directly; and if you are a good friend/family member I should already know. 


    I feel like wedding websites are more for the details part of the wedding. Who’s gotta be where when kinda logistics thing, not for tooting your own horn about how awesome you two/your parents/your bridal party are….. Not saying that’s what your doing at all, but that’s the general vibe those sections give me and some other ppl… 


    Post # 19
    1172 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Never had an about the parents page on my wedding website.

    It’s better to leave it out.

    Perhaps a compromise would be on the about us page? You each have a bio and in your bio, you write a sentence on how your parents’ longlasting marriage always inspired you?

    Post # 20
    40 posts
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Also, you could just do a little of both if you want.  have a page that says “about the bride”  and in it include “her parents were married, blah blah” and have it within that, then in the “about the groom” you could focus more on his interests and things like that

    Post # 21
    2263 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I second the speach at the wedding idea, but don’t gush.  Also, since your FI’s grandparents raised him, I would treat them like his parents.  Just because they offered genetic material that turned into a person does not mean they are parents. 

    Post # 22
    3949 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Have you talked to your Fiance about his feelings about this?  I mean if you honor your parents in a “much more public way” won’t he feel weird?  The only honoring i’ve seen at weddings was that song they do where all the couples dance, then the dj asks the couple that got married today to step off the floor.  Then the couples married 1 yr to step off and so on until you have the oldest married couple on the floor. 


    We didn’t do anything like that as DH’s parent’s are divorced and we only got one picture with both of his parent’s in it.  I had wanted to put up the wedding pics of my parents and grandparents but DH asked if I would be putting up the pics of his parents (divorced since he was 8)… so i just let it go.

    Post # 23
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ve never heard of someone honoring their parents on their wedding website. As a PP mentioned I would never spend my time lingering on a wedding website. I would just go there to find out more information about the wedding/registry. Also, I think this is the worst situation to have that kind of page. I’m assuming that at least someone who knows FI’s history will be attending your wedding, so people could end up finding out that you falsified the information, and that could be upsetting. FI’s parents could be offended since you are basically covering up what you think were their mistakes.

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