- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
So my Fiance has been upset lately because he thinks that his family will be drowned out at our wedding. We have a 160 person guest list, with 58 of my aunts/uncles/cousins invited. The only family he will have there is his parents and sister/brother-in-law, 4 people. (We have about 50 of our friends invited, and the rest are close family friends from my side). How can I make sure that our wedding isn’t a giant party for “me” with his family like the awkward outcasts?
So far, here’s how we are including his family: His sister is one of my BM’s, his brother-in-law is his best man. Bride, BM’s, MOB & MOG are going to be getting hair done and dressed together, while Groom, Groomsmen, FOB & FOG will be putting tuxes on together. We’re doing a first look, so both of our immediate family will be involved in pictures before the ceremony. During the ceremony, his parents will be walking down the asile together to start the processional. They will also be sitting at the “head” guest table along with my parents. Fiance and MOG will be doing a mother/son dance. Oh yeah, and their names are listed on the programs, along with my parent’s names.
What else can I do so that they aren’t “drowned” out? His extended family is all out of the country, and he (& his parents) don’t want to fly them in. The wedding is nearer to my home town, aka: 5 hours from where his parents live. They don’t really have good friends that could be invited to the wedding.