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Grooms family won’t be attending

Karla, on May 30, 2018 at 4:41 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 15
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With a week before our wedding things are feeling very stressful to me to know that my fiancé’s family won’t show up at the wedding. There is a good reason from his parents but his sister is a different story. Anyway, last week I find out that his best friend the best man won’t show up either and now my fiancé would not have anyone to be there for him. So at the head table is going to be my fiancé, my girls which are my bridesmaids and myself and no one to be there for my future husband. Do you have any suggestions and what to do on the head table? Should I include my parents ? Where would I sit them? I feel sad and I don’t know what to do. Thank y’all.

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Latest activity by Destination Harrington, on June 1, 2018 at 3:07 AM
  • emcknight1517
    Super April 2018
    emcknight1517 ·
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    I'm sorry to hear that. How does your FH feel about this? If it's not too late to change up seating, I'd suggest a sweetheart table and letting your bridesmaids and their dates sit at the bridal party table. Your parents I'd sit with their siblings/your grandparents/their closest friends.

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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    I'd just skip the head table. Try to change your seating chart so you have a sweetheart table and seat your bridal party away from you. Then it won't be so obvious that no one showed from his side/family.

    Sweetheart tables are popular now anyhow, and give you and FH some alone time to eat together.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    Does he have any other good friends coming, or extended family? They may be good. Or not doing a head table, and just doing a sweetheart table with just you two.

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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    I agree. ^ We are just having a Sweetheart Table as well, and I'm looking forward to the 10 minutes I will have alone with my FH for the night, lol.

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  • Going to the chapel
    Master July 2017
    Going to the chapel ·
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    As others have said, scrap the head table and have a sweetheart table.

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  • K
    Beginner June 2018
    Karla ·
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    Thank you everyone, a sweetheart table is the best option and that what I am going to do. Thank you for your kind words.
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  • Jay
    Expert September 2013
    Jay ·
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    Just for the two of you! Grooms family won’t be attending 1


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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Yes, do a sweetheart table.
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  • The Nuptials
    VIP July 2018
    The Nuptials ·
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    Please please please don't put him in this situation. Skip the head table and seat your girls at tables with their guests if they have any. And their friends if they don't. You two should sit together. Even if he says it's fine, it's not an The emotions will be so high that day, no need to have a constant reminder.
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  • Catjam
    Expert October 2018
    Catjam ·
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    Life happens, have whatever YOU want and enjoy your day! I am doing a table with pics of family would join if heaven wasn't so far away in black and white My FH's mom can't join due to health/mom's best friend cause she's 94. I will have color pics of them with a sign they would be there if they could. Just an idea, good luck!
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    That is beaaaaaaautiful.

    Agree with other people. Talk with your FH and maybe suggest a sweetheart table.

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  • Orchids
    Master March 2018
    Orchids ·
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    We loved our sweetheart table. It was easy to get up and mingle, but we could also sneak in a few quiet moments together.

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  • PBiazinha
    VIP May 2018
    PBiazinha ·
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    Sweetheart table.

    As for the people who won't attend, this is very heartbreaking, but as long as you are there for him, and your family embraces him as their own, he still winning.


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  • Destination Harrington
    Dedicated July 2018
    Destination Harrington ·
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    I have the same situation, but it is my family that isn't coming. I like the sweetheart table idea. Even when we try to play it off that it doesn't hurt that family isn't coming- it does and we know it is noticed. Anything to not highlight that is better.
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