(Closed) Grandparents in programs?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Did you include your grandparents in your program?
    Yes : (8 votes)
    36 %
    No : (14 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 3
    497 posts
    Helper bee

    I didn’t…but that’s because I have no living grandparents.  If my grandparents or my husband’s had been alive, I would have probably included them in the program.


    That said, it wouldn’t be wrong to not include them either.

    Post # 4
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    We did not include our grandparents names on the program (although I did include my grandmother’s name in the acknowledgements section because she was too sick to travel and I wanted to acknowledge her). I made my own programs and that is just what I chose. None of my research revealed that it was something you "have" to do. If your Fiance is very close with his grandma, then you could put a mention in for her in a thank-you section if you’ve got one. I think given your complicated family situation that may be the easiest route.

    But even if you do put them all in there, in the end it’s just a piece of paper. It will not hurt you on your wedding day if someone’s name is in there that you’re not super crazy about. Trust me, you’ll have bigger things on your mind!

    Post # 5
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I’m planning on doing it, but largely because we can’t fit everything we need in the program on two pages (we’re doing 6 inch square pages) but everything we need doesn’t fill 3 pages, so we need filler 🙂

    Post # 6
    43 posts
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I wanted to put my grandparents names in the program, but my Fiancee’s grandfather remarried and it wasn’t pretty.  He wasn’t’ comfortable listing all of his (ie – wanted to leave out StepGrandma), so we nixed the entire idea. I made a point of telling my grandparents individually during the day how much they were appreciated and honored, since that was really why I wanted to put them in the program anyway. 

    Post # 7
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t think we’re including our grandparents names in the programs.  They’re not doing anything as part of the ceremony, so I didn’t feel it was necessary to acknowledge them separately.

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