Post # 1
Did you list the relationship of each of your bridal party members on your wedding programs? I like the idea of it, and it fits on my fan programs, but I’m not sure if it looks too busy. Also does anyone know of a nicer way to say “sister-in-law” (this is my brother’s wife, not my FI’s sister
Post # 3
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
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
- 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
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
I am only putting relationship for Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man, but I like the idea “friend of the couple”
Post # 8
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.