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June's previous Questions and Answers:
Irene asks: This is my daughter's wedding and we are not sure
about the limos. She wants all the attendants and groomsmen to
go in the same car. Is this a problem or should we have 1 limo
for the bride and her father, then the bride and the groom after
the ceremony and a larger one for the rest of the wedding party.
Thank you for any information you can give us.
June replies: Hi Irene, starting at home the Bride and her
attendants are taken to the church via limo - also usually
includes mother and father of the bride. If you live close
enough to the church the limo will probably have time to make 2
runs if you want - one with everybody but you, your daughter and
your husband - then the limo returns to your home to bring the 3
of you over to the church to wait for start of the ceremony.
With this game plan the groom and ushers can get themselves to
the church or maybe there's a second limo taking care of getting
them to church.
With that thought in mind - now we have 1 limo that the bride
arrived and the 2nd limo that the men arrived in - after wedding
- bride and groom ride in one limo - sometimes with Maid of
Honor/Best Man or by themselves - the 2nd car brings the rest of
the bridal party. Then there's the option that all of the
attendants would ride with the bride and groom. However, how
many are in the bridal party - standard limos might carry 8 to
10 people. This would leave the 2nd car for the parents to ride
to the reception location.
Sometimes the standard limo is replaced by a much larger, more
expensive limo such as the converted extended limos that carry
up to 20 such as Lincoln Navigators and the new Hummer versions
So, now you've got some options to work with. Does your daughter
have a limo company in mind? If so call and ask their Sales
Consultant for help in planning just the right combination of
Irene, that was a great question. I wish you lots of fun with
your daughter's wedding.
Jeanette asks My mother and I are completely paying for my
wedding. My problem is with the rehearsal dinner. My fiancé's
mother has cancer and we are praying she makes it to the
wedding. His parents are divorced and his father lives out of
state. My problem is, we haven't heard a word from my future
father-in-law to see if we need any help or anything. I am going
crazy trying to figure out a plan for a rehearsal dinner and
really don't have any more money or ideas. What would you
suggest? Any advise is welcome.
June replies: Hi Jeanette. Have your fiancé ask his Dad what he
wants to do, if he wants to participate. Maybe he needs some
help in getting the conversation started. Ask if he wants to
host the rehearsal dinner - that you'd like to know if you can
help pull some details or plans together. If he doesn't want to
participate maybe he'll send financial support to take care of
that portion of your wedding weekend.
Plans can vary from very fancy to fun and light hearted. Have
fun whatever it is.
Might I mention, should there be a No on the answer - do not
have a breakdown and don't start the hate campaign. In many
situations that I've seen over the years, some folks start to
get hateful when things don't happen as they anticipate.
Remember you are making memories here - don't get started on the
wrong foot with his family.
I wish you lots of wonderful fun with your wedding.
Anita asks: My parents, my future in-laws and us are sharing the
cost of the wedding equally. Whose name should be first on the
June replies: Hi Anita, your parents name should come first and
then his parents - here's an example:
The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of
Susan Jane Smith
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Steven Smith
John William Jones, Jr.
son of Mr. and Mrs. John William Jones, Sr.
Miss Susan Jane Smith
Mr. John Williams Jones, Jr. request the honor of your presence
at their marriage
You can select the remaining verbiage from the invitation company
selection posted in each album. Good Luck and have selecting
your paper stock, font, ink color, etc.
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