Post # 1
I think I’ve written more posts about my processional than anything else…. but, now there’s another twist.
To recap: We don’t have a wedding party and are asking our siblings, their spouses, their kids along with a couple friends to process and then be seated.
FI’s brother decided not to attend the wedding for religious reasons – so that takes him out of the mix.
Last weekend, my sister got into a serious car accident and injured her arm badly (it’s all cut up and she can barely move it). Her comment to me on the day of the accident was “Well, I guess I can’t process”).
So – I’m trying to figure out what to do (mostly for the wording on the program). I have a list of the processional, including my sister and her husband.
Do I omit them, leave it, hope she walks, or just wait until the very last minute to print (10 days to go!).
I haven’t wanted to ask them what they want to do, yet, because they are just trying to get through all the injury related stuff.
Post # 3
Why can’t your sister be apart of the processional because of an arm? Is she planning on attending? I’d just leave her in it and if she doesn’t walk down, then that’s ok.
Post # 4
Ditch the programs. It’s a wedding, not a play 🙂 …I know everyone hates Miss Manners (except me) but she says that if people don’t know each other, or the bridal party, they should do the grown up thing and introduce themselves!
Post # 5
@divergirl: I don’t think she was all that excited about being included in the processional to begin with (because of weight issues). She is planning to attend, but didn’t want people gawking at her arm (I think). Thanks for the advice – I think I’ll keep it as is.
@SHESCOUNTRY: I really like wedding programs (and Miss Manners!) 😉 I think it gives people a reference point and helps bring them into the events that are taking place before them vs. sitting there wondering who people are or what’s going on next.
Post # 6
I’d say to omit them if both of them have said they won’t be doing it.
Post # 7
@2dBride: FI’s brother is off for sure. My sister hasn’t said she isn’t doing it – she was more in shock from the accident and stating that she wouldn’t be able to (because of her injury).
Post # 8
@oracle: i agree i plan on using them too. also, i’m doing a remembrance type message plus it lists the readings, the officiant, family members, those we are honoring and a special note to those in attendance. maybe someone might not be attending the reception…so i want to be sure to say thanks in case they don’t receive a favor/thank you note at that. 🙂
Post # 9
If you really want programs, why not be vague about the processional? You could just say:
as an item all by itself? And then get more specific (or as specific as you want) about other elements in the program?