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#11 boscobel

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    Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:35 AM

    I think it's your call, but I don't see the big deal. If you aren't comfortable with them singing, then I think having the DJ acknowledge it is a great choice. I don't think singing would detract from your wedding celebration at all; however, I hate being sung too, so think about if the person would appreciate it or not. If they won't (like I would be super embarrassed if someone did that to me), then all this worry is for nothing. If they would like it, I really don't think it would harm the feeling of the wedding being about you.

    #12 pryzeless

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      Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:37 AM

      My SMIL's bday was our wedding day and we did a special cake and singing at the welcome dinner the night before. I felt weird about it being on the actual wedding day too but we really needed to do something special. If this was at home, would you do it there? I think 60 is a big deal and should be acknowledged in some special way. Maybe do something earlier in the day like at lunch?

      #13 Amarillis

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        Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:51 PM

        I personally don't think it is a big deal - we have 3 birthdays during my wedding week,

        Monday = FI's cousin
        Tuesday = FI
        Thursday = FI's aunt...

        Birthday wishes will be extended to all!

        #14 RoryS

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          Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:00 PM

          We had several birthdays announced at our wedding - not a problem - we even had them announce my aunt & uncle's 25th wedding anniversary! I don't think making an announcement and singing happy birthday will detract from your day at all.

          #15 SunnyBride

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            Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:13 PM

            LOL - too funny!

            #16 nibsmom

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              Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:27 PM

              I agree it's totally up to you! However, I think it would be very gracious of you to let birthday wishes be sung. A tribute to your elders or something like that. LOL...for me, being a little uncomfortable being the center of attention, I would probably be grateful for the distraction!

              Abbie - I can in no way picture you being a bridezilla after meeting you this past weekend!!! LOL!

              #17 Dianna

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                Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:31 PM

                I've seen where they actually had HB on the wedding cake as a surprise. It was the brides brother.

                #18 HaleGrifa

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                  Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:44 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by SunnyBride
                  This is exactly why this forum is so useful - for giving us brides a bit of perspective! I think I was getting a bit carried away; your responses make me think this isn't such a big deal. I guess I was just trying to imagine this at any wedding I've ever been to (none of which were destination weddings) and it seemed so out of place to me.
                  Hey Sunny Bride

                  Not long now before we depart for Mexico. My group departs on January 24 for our January 29th Wedding.

                  How has planning gone for you? What have you pre-booked? Who is your WC? What time & location is your ceremony and reception?

                  Wishing you all the best ~ See you in Mexico :)
                  Ciao
                  Laura

                  #19 Hartyt509

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                    Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:55 AM

                    Let it go it'll take minutes and make her feel special. FMIL's birthday is on the 29th and her LATEST wedding anniversary is on the 31st lol I purposely made sure i wasn't getting married or even in Mexico then but that wasn't because I didn't want to detract from my day it was because she is a cow and I can't stand her lol Oh and the fact that she would have banged on all day about how we'd arranged it on purpose lol

                    If it was my aunt's birthday i would have been WELL HAPPY to do it lol

                    Let it go you won't even notice you'll be so hyped lol

                    #20 SunnyBride

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                      Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:42 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by HaleGrifa
                      Hey Sunny Bride

                      Not long now before we depart for Mexico. My group departs on January 24 for our January 29th Wedding.

                      How has planning gone for you? What have you pre-booked? Who is your WC? What time & location is your ceremony and reception?

                      Wishing you all the best ~ See you in Mexico :)
                      Ciao
                      Laura
                      Hi Laura,

                      I'm getting SO EXCITED!! Most of our guests are meeting us there on January 24th, but we're leaving this Friday, so just under two days to go.

                      Planning has gone pretty well. I'm working with Lily, and she's been really responsive and easy to work with. We've got the flowers, centerpieces, cake, etc all arranged, along with equipment for a slide show (we're inside in the Ballroom Carey). How did that stuff go for you? Who was your wedding coordinator? We'll have a welcome dinner on the Sunday night, because some family members don't arrive until then at the Italian restaurant (El Mangar?). I can't remember the name right now.

                      The ceremony is at 4:00 on January 29th at the Tucan Gazebo - same time as yours, I think? Are you going to the disco later in the night after your reception? We'll have to keep an eye out for each other. Best of luck with your wedding and your trip!

                      Janet




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