(Closed) FI's Parents Can't Come. Ways to Honor/Include Them?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
2162 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

This may sound crazy, but maybe you can ask them to facetime or send a video with well wishes from Jamaica, and play it during the speeches?

Post # 5
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@WhatMaeBee:  This is what I was thinking too.  Is there anyway you could have them watch the ceremony live via a tablet or ipad?  They’d probably really like it!

Post # 6
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@TaurianDoll:  A few years ago, my uncle and aunt got married. They live on the other side of the country from us and, because we don’t have a lot of money, we were unable to attend (my grandparents were going to go but grandma got really sick). My uncle was able to set up a conference call so that the family that couldn’t be there in person could call the number, punch in a code, and listen to the ceremony. The officiant was nice enough to acknowledge my grandparents were attending via conference call during the ceremony, so people understood why they weren’t there. It wasn’t the same, but at least we were “there” somehow. . . and, more importantly, I was able to do my homework while wearing pajamas during the ceremony.

Post # 8
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I was going to suggest a framed photo of them (perhaps on their wedding day) displayed somewhere (gift table, welcome table, program table, or whatever you have). You could have the officiant mention them in the ceremony, maybe as he is thanking everyone for attending and mention that although they could not be with you in person, they are with you in their hearts/spirit. Just be careful so it doesn’t sound like they have passed away or something.

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