(Closed) Ideas for drama free ways to recognize family members (step-family, aunts)?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t think you need to assign them special roles or jobs to distinguish them. You could list “guests of honor” in your programs perhaps, and reserve them all seat in the first few rows for the ceremony. I think you could get your Aunt and grandparents a corsage/bout. to wear.

As far as offending the moms, they are adults. They should be able to put aside their petty differences for a day. Regardless of their feelings for eachother, they should be able to recognize that they are important to you, and treat you well.

Post # 4
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I agree with PP.  If you really need to give them “jobs”, consider letting them do a reading or hand out programs or something.

Post # 5
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t know it seems pretty odd to me that they need some kind of special public acknowledgement. My Fi going to say a few words to thank our families and that about it. Any other acknowledgement will be done privately on a case by case basis.




So send your aunt a thank you card and take her out for lunch or a spa gift. If you having a program I guess you can list your step siblings.


ps: I see the whole let them hand out programs/be in charge of guestbook advice on the bee. I actually think you can offend people that way. Let them come and enjoy the wedding without working, I don’t think it’s a honor to put guest and family members to work on the day of the wedding. But that just me.


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