Post # 1
Hey all –
It’s getting closer to the big day & wedding programs are next on my “to-do” list!
I was hoping you bees can help me.
I see there is a section in most programs for “Parents of the Bride.” Now, my parents are divorced, and I barely talk to my dad – but I do talk to him and he is coming to the wedding (I think). I’m 90% sure he’s coming anyway… Regardless, we only reconnected when I was 18 so in the mean time I grew very close to my Uncle who will be walking me down the aisle.
Now, I would imagine I honor both of my parents in the “Parents of the Bride” section, but I feel weird not specifying who the man walking me down the aisle is – Especially since he’s such an important part of my life!
What do you guys suggest? I feel like a separate line saying “Bride’s Escort” would be weird.
Thanks so much for your help!!
Post # 3
We are not putting a section for honoring the parents in our programs. We are paying for everything ourselves, so we don’t think it is necessary. My youngest son is walking me down the aisle and I am putting him in with the wedding party in the program.
Post # 4
Oh I didn’t even think of that as an option! Are you just including him under a “Wedding Party” heading with everyone else?
Post # 5
My daughter is walking me down the aisle and I’m including her with the bridal party as “Bride’s Escort” I think listing your uncle in a similar fashion would work.
Post # 6
There are no requirements for programs, do them however you feel comfortable! I would maybe consider putting something like this:
Mary Mama, mother of the bride, escorted by Brian Brother, brother of the bride
Escorting the bride is Stephen Uncle, uncle of the bride
The couple would also like to honor Fred Father, father of the bride
Ignoring the silly nicknames, you can still point out everyone’s roles without creating awkwardness by leaving someone out or “honoring” someone who wasn’t a huge influence on your life or supporter of your relationship.
Post # 7
I think @kirabee has got the right idea – list your uncle as the bridal escort, and list your father as a parent. Everyone will have recognition that way.