(Closed) Ideas: Fiance’s parents unable to attend wedding

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I don’t know how their internet connection is overseas – but maybe you could hook up a connection of streaming video for the ceremony, and then you all could talk to them a little after the ceremony is complete.  I saw this done on TV – with a girl who was dress shopping at Kleinfields with an elderly relative and it was really sweet. 

Those internet cams are pretty cheap – you just need to see if they can get connected.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

I think it would also be wonderful if they could send you guys a video message to be played at the wedding reception if you are going to be having any sort of slideshow presentation with a screen & projector anyhow. Will you be hiring a videographer or having friends/family members take a video of the event? If so, a copy for them would definitely have to be made! At the ceremony, a lot of people set aside empty chairs in the front row where certain loved ones who aren’t able to be there physically and put a flower on the seat in their honor. Or I’ve heard of lighting special candles off to the side signifying their presence as well.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
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  • 10 years ago

Live chat. If you have a laptop, use it..if not borrow one…ask a techkie savvy friend to help you out and keep you connected.

Good luck. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

A couple things to think of if you’re hoping to stream the wedding other than equipment: Does your venue have a set up you can plug into or do they have WiFi you can use.

On the other end, can your future in-laws get the Internet. My future mother-in-law is in a nursing home and they are not WiFi equipped, nor do they have Internet connections readily available for patients. Since she has been in and out of many facilities in the past couple months and there’s no real tealling where she’ll be during the wedding, we’ve kind of given up on streaming the wedding.

We’re thinking of going low tech and having his niece tape the ceremony so his parents can watch later. We’re also considering, depending on the phone options where his mother is when we get married, having him call his parents before the ceremony starts, put his phone on speaker and just put it in his breast pocket during the ceremony.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Orginally my husband’s mother and her partner were unable to attend. Our soloution was to plan a second reception in their town. Things worked out however, and they were able to make it.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Orginally my husband’s mother and her partner were unable to attend. Our soloution was to plan a second reception in their town. Things worked out however, and they were able to make it.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Maybe you could stream it so they could be a part. If that is not an option maybe you could somehow arrange a small reception where they are at so they feel included.

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