Post # 1
So I have never done a forum before but I know these wedding sites have the most creative and pesonal information posted. I am looking to find a way to incorporate my sister, matron of honor in my wedding on November 3 2012.
She recently went into the hospital due to pregnancy complications. She and the baby are doing well. She just has to be on bed rest in the hospital until Thanksgiving.
Her husband as well is in the wedding and most likely will be with her. So I am starting a search for ways to include them both. They will be mentioned at the reception. She is still my Maid/Matron of Honor. That will not change. We will probably use a phone to skype her in lol.
Any and all suggestions are welcome!!!!
Post # 3
Yep, I was going to suggest skype. I once saw a wedding on tv where the bride’s mom lived in another country and couldn’t come, so they had a guest hold up an i-pad and record the ceremony. Since they did this through skype they put it on video chat, which allowed her to see the entire ceremony live. It was so sweet!!
Post # 4
I wouldn’t skype her in— the attention you pay to the technology and to the missed guest will only take away attention from those who are actually attending. I would set time in your schedule that day to call her privately (either just you, or you and your fiance) before the wedding, and make a solid plan for dinner together or some other activity, a few days after her release from the hospital. Since baby will be tiny then, maybe offer to come over and cook dinner at her house. That gives you an evening together to share.
Post # 5
I’m glad to hear that she and baby are okay. I’m sure she is very disappointed to not be able to attend and I think it’s so sweet that you are trying to still keep her involved.
It sounds like you are open to technology, what if one of the other bridesmaids held a phone or ipad and you could skype or facetime with them during the ceremony. Then they would still be there “standing up” with you. If you don’t want to be that out of the box, you could also have one of the guests in a row close to the front do this.
Good luck! (P.S., we’re date twins!)
Post # 6
Thank you all for your suggestions! It is so greatly appreciated! I like the skye and video chat idea. I think it might work.
I totaly get that the tehnology migth take away from the ceremony as well. I actualy want to request guests to not use phones at the ceremony. So it might be tough to request that and then have an Ipad at the alter. I will have to think this over, definitely.
I also heard of someone streaming a live webcast of a wedding which was viewable by guests who could not attend. I will look into that option as well.
I actually would love to have her at the altar with me in some way…I wonder if I could have someone hold a phone up but disguise it in a way or decorate the phone…
I am thinking of doing a live webcast and phone …
Meagan – so cool to be date twins! It will be here before we know it! Congrats to all! Marriage is so special and I am so looking forward to it!