Post # 1
I don’t “need” weddng programs since we are having a very short casual wedding…but I WANT them since our families have never met and it would be nice to have a small program with parents names….sisters names ( my bridesmaids), etc…
Now for the dilemna… Under the section for “Parents of Bride and Groom” do I list his Father who recently passed away or do I put his name in the “In Loving Memory” section… I feel bad not listing him in the Parents section but I also know that a program is to inform people who is who in the wedding party… I think??
Also…grandparents. I am not having a traditional ceremony where the grandmothers are ushered in but I would like to include my grandparents on the program…. One set of grandparents will be at the wedding, the other set is deceased. He has one set of grandparents deceased also (who he’s never met), do we include them? He says no, he doesn’t even know there names…I say yes, because I don’t want to upset anyone…. His other set of grandparents are alive but are not attending the wedding….do we include their names on the grandparent section of the program???
I’m sooooo confused!! Please help!
Post # 4
Good question. I don’t have any grandparents living and Fiance has two grandmothers living. Only one of his grandmothers will be at the wedding but we intend to put the living grandparents on the program (both of them, even though one isn’t attending).
As far as his father, since he is his father, maybe you could list him as “The late Mr. John Smith” so that it’s understood he’s deceased.
We’re having a generic “in memory of” section since pretty much all my grandparents are deceased and the list would go on and on. How many people are you having in that section?
Post # 5
I don’t know. But I would do whatever makes your FH happy when it comes to this. There are always going to be people who will be unhappy about how you do something or other, but he’s the only one you’re going to have live with afterwards.
Post # 6
@milesbella: Thanks for your advice…I think listing him as the “late” is a good idea…he recently passed and I don’t want anyone seeing his dads name in the parents section and asking “Hey John, where’s your dad?” This would make it clear that he is deceased. In the “in Loving Memory” section would be my grandparents on my dads side, his dad and maybe his dad’s parents(even though he never met them and doens’t even know their names….not sure if we should put them on there. He says no, since they were never part of his life…I say yes, I don’t want his aunts and uncles to be offended….