Post # 1
I’m not sure if this belongs here, but here it goes.
My fiance’s father has passed away. We’re not doing special candles or flowers but his name is in the program.
My parents are listed on the right and his on the left. What do I put so denote his father has passed without people asking where he is? I originally thought something like this:
(Late) Mr. Shamrock, Sr.
Mr. Shamrock, Sr. (Late)
But it doesn’t look or feel right.
anyone? Mr. Shamrock’s only request is that it’s simple and tasteful. He wants no overt gestures and I can respect that.
Post # 3
What’s the heading of each list? Family of the bride and Family of the groom?
Both of our dad’s have passed and we listed it like:
John Edward Doe
son of the Jane Doe and the late Charles Doe
If you are just putting names you could put:
The Late Charles Doe, Sr.
(or The Late (first name) Shamrock, Sr.)
Does that make sense – I wouldn’t put ‘the late’ in parenthesis.
Post # 4
It just says “Parents of the Bride” and “Parents of the Groom”
I get it. I’ll try it! Thanks. It doesn’t draw attention to the “Late” part.
Post # 5
@Ms.Shamrock: yes, I think definitely listing it as:
The Late (first name) Shamrock, Sr.
The Late Mr. (first name) Shamrock, Sr.
would be fine… I think the “Mr” title is a redundant, but it’s personal preference and formality. 🙂
Post # 6
For us–we listed my grooms parents and my mom under the titles “parents of the groom” and “Mother of the bride”. Then we put a special thing in the program about remembering those who can no long be with us:
Today we remember those who can no longer be with us in body but will always be with us in spirit, especially the brides father, John Doe. Today Courtnee has a piece of her father with her by carrying his wedding ring in her bouquet.
Then we also listed our deceased grandparents. I know the bouquet part doesn’t apply but you could either leave that out or incorporate something of his into your grooms attire.
Post # 7
I agree with using The Late without parenthesis