(Closed) Happy Birthday At Wedding Reception??

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We’re having an annoucement during our reception and happy birthday sung for a bridesmaid.  Our wedding day is her birthday so I don’t want it to be ignored. ๐Ÿ™‚  But, if you’re not okay with that then you should say so because it’s your wedding, not theirs.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

absolutely not! I wouldnt do it if her birthday fell on the exact date, nevermind the week after!, its your once in a lifetime day you call the shots !!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

could you do it at the rehersal dinner or something like that? that way its not impacting your wedding and you still get ot have the birthday celebration. i dont know what the terms are between you and Future Mother-In-Law but it would be a very nice gesture to acknowlage her birthday in a fun lighthearted type of way

 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

If her birthday were on the day of your wedding, I think it would be fun.  However, it’s a week later.  You’re not being a brat.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

haha. i’m sorry but that’s just ridiculous. no thanks. you’re not a bridezilla! they can have their own celebration.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

except, like pp have said, if it was the exact same day. then mentioning it would be sweet. but yeah, its a week later.

Post # 11
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Honey bee

Ditto and tritto about if it were the same day.

I do think however it would go a long way to making your Fiance happy as well as your Future Mother-In-Law happy if you made a public acknowledgement of her bday at the rehearsal dinner. Maybe give her present then or just a Happy Bday and arrange to have a piece of cake brought to her with a candle?

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

No, only if it was the same day.  Also, I would just make an announcement, there would b eno dancing around in pink suits ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

but, playing devil’s advocate here, why? its not her birthday for another week. so in essence, if they also celebrate on her ACTUAL birthday, she’ll get two celebrations and one will be infringing on OP’s wedding. i’m not trying to be rude but i guess i just don’t really see the point.

do you honestly think she expects to have them acknowledge her birthday a week before the fact and at her son’s rehearsal dinner?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@b00kbug: I think doing it at the rehearsal dinner will be perfect! This way, you acknowledge Future Mother-In-Law in front of family and loved ones, but not at the actual wedding itself. It’ll already be taken care of and you can reserve your day for YOUR celebration. It would be in good taste to acknowledge her (and start out on the right foot with FI’s family for the sake of the future) but you don’t need to do it on the wedding day itself, especially if YOU and Fiance are paying! ๐Ÿ™‚

My mother’s birthday is the day after the wedding, so we are having what would be our wedding brunch in her honor that day. If my Dad wants to get up during our reception and have everyone sing Happy Birthday to her, I won’t cringe too much (he is helping to pay, after all) but I’m certainly not going to bring it up. ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe

 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I always think it’s weird to celebrate someone’s birthday a week beforehand, especially at someone else’s wedding.

I freaking love birthdays though. I love singing happy birthday and having cake and omg everything about birthdays. My friends all get singing voicemails from me on their birthdays. I would acknowledge someone’s bday at my wedding for sure. It’s only 30 seconds out of the whole day that aren’t about you. You’d probably enjoy the break.

But yeah it’s a week later, so after singing it people would be like wow it’s your birthday? cool! And she’d be like no, it’s not. I always find that awkward.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t blame you. We were in a similar situation where my MIL’s B-day was the day before the wedding and she asked if we could have a birthday cake and sing to her at the reception since everybody was going to be there anyway… uhm… no. So, we did have a special brunch for her the day before with a cake (that she still managed to complain about) and that way she had her birthday thing and everything else was about me, Mr. Hedgie, and our wedding. So, you could always do something like that!

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