(Closed) How to include my wonderful Aunt?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee

A reading is a lovely idea.  When you ask her, let her know how special she is to you and that you want her to have a special part in your wedding.  I can’t imagine that having your aunt do a reading would offend aunt b or your mom.  Best wishes.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Hm… that’s tough.  If she doesn’t feel like it’s a special thing, then I would definitely steer clear of that.

Could you possibly have her there during your time of getting ready along with your mom, and maybe your other aunt if you think it would cause a problem for just one aunt to be there?  Another possibility would be to write her a note explaining how much she’s meant to you and give it to her discreetly on your wedding day at some point (maybe even at the reception).

Post # 6
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Busy bee

It was fortunate that during your shopping trip the conversation covered this topic!  I think piglet has a a great idea in writing Aunt A a note, as I can’t think of another way to include your aunt without having her as part of your wedding party.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like the note idea!  It might be worth doing that even if you do have her in some other part of your wedding.

Doing a reading was the first thing that came to my mind too.  The other way you could honor her to ask her to do a speech welcoming the groom to your family (unless a sister or someone else is already doing this) or just a general congrats, here’s a fun story about the bride kind of speech.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

A reading would be nice, and I don’t think your mother would feel slighted.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would try to include her in each aspect of planning- dress shopping, talk about flowers, etc. Just being included and made a part of the whole process should show how special she is to you.

If it’s not weird, I would invite her to be with you while you are getting ready/before the ceremony. Being close with the bride and ‘in’ on the details would mean a lot to me if I were her. Actions speak louder than words IMO.

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