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Including an important guest who can't attend a wedding.

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WeddingHelpNeeded · 26/06/2023 09:37

A friend is getting married and her stepfather, who is far from elderly, has been very ill for a few months now. It was still thought that he was going to be able to attend but he's now broken his hip and requires surgery. The wedding is on Saturday so it seems he isn't going to be able to make it. Does anyone have any suggestions about how she can still include him/make him feel part of the wedding? He wants her to go ahead with it regardless but it'd be nice to find some way of including him.


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Run4it2 · 26/06/2023 09:38

Can she get ready early and go an visit him all dressed up?

JulieHoney · 26/06/2023 09:39

Can he write a toast someone will read in his behalf?

MrsSkylerWhite · 26/06/2023 09:40

Honestly, if he’s broken his hip and isawaiting surgery on strong painkillers it will be all he can do to get through the day atm . I wouldn’t place any sort of expectation on him.

Is it being filmed?

katmarie · 26/06/2023 09:41

Could they find a moment during the day to video call with him? Perhaps after the ceremony, in that lull when photos are being done etc, set aside 20 mins to do a video call.

CMOTDibbler · 26/06/2023 09:41

My very beloved grandparents couldn't come to my wedding due to illness. I sent them a buttonhole and corsage to wear, a cake decorated like the wedding cake and a bottle of champagne. Their neighbour took a lovely photo of them dressed up toasting us at the time we'd be married.
These days I'd video call him during the ceremony as well

WeddingHelpNeeded · 26/06/2023 09:48

Thanks all. These are wonderful. It is being filmed.

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