Post # 1
I am struggling with what note to write from us in the program. Something that says thanks for coming, you rock, etc. My family has been terrible, and I have a few friends (mostly bridesmaids) who have done programs, invitation stuffing, calling places, placecards, and one who is not in the wedding party who offered to take care of any problems that come up on wedding day. How would you mention these people?
Post # 3
I think in your situation a blanket statement might be better.
I’m not sure if you mean your family has been “terrible” as far as wedding stuff, or just in general (either way, I’m sorry!)
You can thank you family generally for being there for you and making you into the people you are today,
and then thank your dear friends for all their help with the wedding plans, and their support of your relationship and marriage etc.
I thanked our wedding guests, our close friends, and then our families (in that order) All three thank you were heartfelt, but short and applied to everyone (i.e. not individual notes of thanks!)