(Closed) program and absentee family

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t think I would write “in abstentia” because if I read that, I would feel really sorry for her. Couldn’t you just write something like:


Sarah, sister of the bride, sends Best Wishes from Copenhagen

(or whatever the details are.)

That way, they’ll know she has siblings, know they aren’t there, but lively wedding festivities wouldn’t turn into a pity party?

Does that help a little?

Post # 4
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am interested in the responses. Kingy’s sister has cerebral palsy and can’t make the 17 hour flight here for the wedding.. but we have something in there about remembering kingy’s deceased father and for some reason i feel like that makes it awkward to put something about the sister without making her sound dead, you know??

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