Post # 1
to open on the day of the wedding?
I am so blessed to have such wonderful future inlaws. My Future Sister-In-Law is my maid of honor and I will be her Maid/Matron of Honor at her wedding this fall. My Future Mother-In-Law & Future Father-In-Law have done so much for me, more than my own parents have done. They have taken me into their home when things got bad at mine, spent money on me that they did not have to, and have been there for me emotionally when I needed a mother or father figure. (Im 21, FH & I started dating when I was 15 & he was 16) My FMIL even offered to buy me another wedding dress for the reception if I wanted. I cannot say enough kind things about them & will forever be grateful for what they have done for me.
I want her to know just how much she means to me & I have been thinking about writing her a letter to open on the day of our wedding. I want it to say how lucky I am to be marrying her son, how thankful I am to have her in my life and that she will in no way be losing her son, but gaining a daughter (she already calls me her daughter when introducing me to people). What do you guys think? Any other ideas for the letter? Or how I should give it to her? Have any of you guys done something this?
Post # 3
@jmcclen1: I think its a great idea. Could you give it to her at the rehearsal dinner?
Post # 4
yeah I could give it to her then. The only thing is, I wanted it to be just me and her when she read it because I think we will both be crying. I know I will have some time with just her on the day of the wedding but I am not sure if I will at the rehearsal.
Post # 5
@jmcclen1: Yes, I agree it will be a special private moment. Maybe the rehearsal and wedding will be too busy. Can you do it the morning before the wedding or prior to the wedding events. Wedding days seem so busy.
Post # 6
I probably wouldn’t do it at the wedding or the rehearsel if there is going to be much crying involved. If you are going on a honeymoon, perhaps when you get back you can take her to lunch or find a private moment to express your thanks.
Post # 7
I would have it delivered along woth her corsage. The last thing you need to be doing is getting red , swollen eyes right before the wedding.
Post # 8
Could you take her out for tea or lunch some time the week of the wedding? That way it could be a special you/her moment?
Post # 9
That’s such a lovely, lovely idea. I’d give it to her when you’re not there. Leave it for her to open the morning of the wedding.
Sounds like she’s lucky to have you as a FDIL too!
Post # 10
I, too have been blessed with super, super Future In-Laws. My Future Mother-In-Law, and her two sisters have all been so welcoming to my daughter and I. (I’m 33, she’s 7) My family is the same as always..blahh…I thought about writing each of them a letter and mailing it while they are in FL with us on our DW! I thought it would be nice for them to arrive home to a sappy card/letter. I know I’ll be too emotional to say it at the wedding. Congrats for having such loving FILs!