(Closed) Involving family members who are far away

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 5
33 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

Hhmmm… I would suggest maybe just calling her on a regular basis. If you keep her updated and in the loop she can give you her opinion on things and you can maybe discuss them. I am in a similar situation but I think staying in touch is whats needed here. If she knows whats going on and feels she can contribute her opinion she should feel more involved.

Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 6
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree with the pp – staying in touch helps a lot. My family and bridal party is in Sweden, so I use Skype, ordinary email, FB & WhatsApp to keep in contact with them all.

To include your Future Mother-In-Law, ask her if she has any wedding traditions she might want to incorporate. I asked my Future Mother-In-Law and she told me that in FFIL’s culture, it’s considered good luck to have a piece of rosemary in the bouquet. It’s a small think to incorporate, so I’ll do that to make them happy. We also want a photo table, so we asked if we could borrow their wedding pictures, and they happily lent us all the photos we needed. Finally, they make wine so we asked if they could contribute with ice-wine for the favor, which they did.

Is there anything similar that your Future Mother-In-Law could do? Is she good at sowing, arranging flowers, general DIY – perhaps you can ask her to help assemble stuff when she comes visiting?

Post # 7
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

Maybe ask her for suggestions and help with favors?

Post # 8
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think involving her in a bit of the shopping is a great idea! Also, sending her photos of things you’re thinking about, or even have already chosen, can really help. See if she has suggestions about your hair/makeup/accessories by sending her a photo of the dress. Future Mother-In-Law lives a 3.5 hour car ride away, and my own mom is 6 hours away. We’re keeping them involved via email and telephone calls. You’d be surprised how excited they are by being asked the smallest things. How about proofreading paper products like invitations, programs, and menus? It’s always good to have another set of eyes…

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