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    • AmyK
      CommentAuthorAmyK
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 28th 2014
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    Hi, I have a friend coming to my wedding next week, without a guest, and will be the only person not eating during the day because he'll be observing Ramadan.
    I'm struggling to think of ways so he doesn't feel excluded while everyone around him is eating and drinking. (His meal is being saved until the evening when he asks for it)
    I don't worry that anyone will make a big fuss of it, but thought maybe if he has something to do with his hands while everyone else tucks into their food, it might help ease the awkwardness for him. I don't know what to do.
    Help, please!




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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jun 28th 2014
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    tbh i would ask him what he wants to do ....

    you say he might need something to do with his hands but i dont think a colouring book would be appropriate for a grown man lol lol lol

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 28th 2014
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    The chances are he is used to others eating around him,

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
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    My sisters husband observes Ramadan and he is used to it, it's not like it'll be his first time... Xx

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
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    We have someone who doesn't eat as she is peg fed, but there will be someone with her who will be talking to her and keeping her entertained. She's an adult but has severe cerebral palsy, and a mental age largely in the teens. Is he sitting with people who know him who he can talk to? You also need to consider whether other people might feel awkward eating in front of him, I know I would. Could you give him a job that needs doing, like keeping an eye on background music?

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jun 28th 2014
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    I'm sure he's used to it but maybe ask him whether he's okay to just sit at the table with other guests whilst they're eating or if he'd want to do something else.

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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jun 28th 2014
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    Like Lala said, its probably best to ask him. And I agree, he mihht be a bit old for the ol' colouring in book ;-)

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    • The-Future-Mrs-B
      CommentAuthorThe-Future-Mrs-B
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 29th 2014
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    I'm sure he is used to this type of scenario, if your really concerned ask him about it.
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 29th 2014
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    I don't even think you'll need to raise the question even, I'm sure he's been out with friends who've had lunch during this time or something even like eating a snack or something, he's just going to be used to it I'm sure x

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    I'm sure he will be fine like many of the comments I bet this isn't the first occasion he has been in this situation . Even though everyone will be eating I'm sure there will still be plenty of talking going on and interactions with the other guests :)

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