Post # 1
Our wedding is coming up in September, and we have two birthdays which will fall on our wedding day.
One is one of the flower girls who will be 3 on the day of the wedding. The other is one of my best friends who will be 25.
I’ve got their gifts and cards, but I thought it would be nice to acknowledge their birthdays.. would having everyone sing to them after the meal work? Should I ask the pianist to play happy birthday?
I don’t want to go over the top, but especially since the flower girl is so young I want to make sure her day is special too and that birthdays are acknowledged. Just wondering what people’s thoughts are on the best way to go about this or if anyone has seen anything similar done before?
Post # 2
I think singing happy birthday to both of them after the meal is a kind gesture and it’s light. I’m sure your flower girl will love it and your best friend will be floored you’re taking time out of your reception to celebrate her.
Post # 3
My mum’s bday is on our wedding and so it my partner’s niece. We want to get them a birthday cake which will come out at the same time as the wedding cake. We’ll sing happy birthday to them.
Post # 4
At both of my daughters weddings we had this happen and at one we just sang happy birthday and at the other we brought out a small cake to the birthday person while singing happy birthday. We did it right after the meal when the bride and groom finished cutting the cake. Maybe a cupcake for each birthday person with a candle would be nice.
Post # 5
I would get them each a special cupcake and have everyone sing happy birthday. Keep it simple for sweet.
Post # 6
We are getting married on Future Mother-In-Law bday and my FIs birthday is two days before the wedding. We are planning an announcement and birthday song 😀
Post # 7
A friend’s birthday fell on the wedding day of a mutual friend. They had arranged a cupcake for her (with a candle) and had everyone sing happy birthday to her after they’d cut the wedding cake. My friend was really surprised, she wasn’t expecting anything, but it was a really nice touch.
Post # 8
I dont know a single adult that doesnt hate the public spectical of people singing happy birthday to them… its really a child based thing, perfect for the flower girl maybe but I would acknowledge the friend in a different way not by making her the sudden center of attention for your friends and family (many of who she probably doesnt even know) maybe if you have the money get her 2 tickets to a spa day (or something of her interest) and say since she is spending her birthday with you you will make a girly belated birthday for the two of you where its all about her?
Post # 9
Kids at the age of 3 still don’t have a good concept of birthday, and will be just as excited if they have a party the next day. And I think a 3 year old would be a little overwhelmed by a bunch of (mainly) strangers singing happy birthday. I suggest asking her parents about it first.
Post # 10
My husband’s best man, who is our close friend, got married on my 30th birthday. The group of friends who’d travelled to the wedding together surprised me with a birthday cake and gifts right after midnight, as we were all staying in the same place. They had a really big wedding, so I would have been pretty uncomfortable if they’d made a bigger deal of it at the actual wedding reception. This way it was mainly our friends and the groom’s family who were there to see me being totally hoodwinked 😀
ETA: We got married on one of my aunts’ birthdays. Before we set the date, I asked my mum (as this aunt is one of her sisters) if she thought my auntie H would mind and she said it would be fine. At the wedding, I wished her a happy birthday.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre
We will be having 3 birthdays around our wedding, one is my uncle the day of, one is my grandfather the next day, and my sister two days later. What we thinking of doing was after dinner singing happy birthday and then everyone would get dessert and it’s time to dance