(Closed) Listing relationship on the program ex:”sister of the bride”

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Will/Did you list relationships on your programs?
    Yes : (17 votes)
    57 %
    No : (11 votes)
    37 %
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  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Both members of the actual bp are my children.  Given that the wedding will only have about 15 attendees, most of whom are related to me, I figured I really didn’t need to specify.

    And for people who are participating in the wedding in other ways, things get even more complicated.  Do we really want to list “ex-husband of one of the brides” or “former therapist of one of the brides” on the program?  I have the feeling this could be Too Much Information.  If anyone wants to know who those people are, we’ll tell them, but just names will do for the program.

    Post # 4
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    2681 posts
    Sugar bee

    I listed relationships on mine.  I dont think Sister-In-Law sounds bad at all though.  I did stuff like Friend of the Bride, Brother of the Bride, Sister of the Groom, etc.  Maybe you could put it in a smaller font than the persons name.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

    Sister in law sounds nice to me 🙂 Sister by marriage? Dunno if that sounds any better.

    Post # 6
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    We didn’t list titles for our wedding party members.  I think we had a smallish wedding and knew that a lot of the people would know our friends/families.  @2dBride, if you wanted to describe those folks you could always say something more generic like “friend of the couple” .

    Post # 7
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    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I am only putting relationship for Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man, but I like the idea “friend of the couple”

    Post # 8
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    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    We didn’t because we felt our complex relationships with friends and family couldnt be just listed as “friend” or “sister in law” etc.  Its the silliest thing, but we just felt like it ouldnt make a difference to the people who were reading them, but it did make a huge difference to us. Its not required thing, so do whatever feels comfortable for you.

    Post # 9
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    We’re on the fence about having programs but if we did have them, I wouldn’t list the relationships. But that’s just me. No reason though other than personal preference.

    Post # 10
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    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    Yup, we wanted to highlight how we know all the people we’ve included in our wedding party — they’re so important to us!

    Post # 11
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    653 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I like when relationships are in the program, especially if there are one or two attendants I don’t know. Its also nice to give your guests some idea of why your attendants are so special to you.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think it’s helpful for the guests at the wedding.  None of my family had met Mr. LL’s family until the wedding (besides his mom and brother), and none of Mr LL’s family knew any of the rest of our family and friends, so they wanted to know who everyone was.  I wanted to let people know who the important people were in my life and why!

    Post # 13
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    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I only listed the relationships for relatives: Sister of the Bride, Cousin of the Groom etc.  For friends, I put titles next to Best Man and Maid of Honor.  Otherwise we just listed people’s name in the appropriate place (e.g. under “Bride’s Attendants” or what have you).

    Post # 14
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    196 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We are putting relationships and I think Sister-In-Law of the Bride is great (or Groom).  My only suggestion is to put “Friend of the Couple” instead of “Bride” or “Groom” because I feel it is a union – and if you’re friends with me, than you are friends with my FI! 🙂

    Post # 15
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    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I’ve been to weddings where just the names were listed and in the back of the program a little bio of each member of the wedding party was included. Definitely helpful if you don’t know the couple’s friends or are a friend and don’t know the family. We just went with the simple titles.

    Post # 16
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We were at church and they did a deal on marriage and the pastor slipped and called it Daughter in Love.  We liked that more then Daughter in Law and have started saying that instead!  Just thought it was too cute to not share.

    I’m putting SIL of the Bride, Cousin of the Bride, etc.

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