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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 11th 2014
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    I'm trying to think of more ways to get family members involved in our planning, and any idea's will be greatly appreciated.

    Firstly my MIL.... they live 4 hours away so we don't see much of them, but she's feeling left out of the planning, she hasn't seen the venue yet ect. (but she hasn't been up here since we got engaged so there's been no chance for her to see it) when they visit next... hopefully at the latest over Summer, we will take them to visit and show them our file full of weddingy things we've done so far. But can you think of anything else we can do?


    Secondly my Auntie, she's the only one of my aunties I'm close to, she doesn't have any daughters of her own. I've taken her dress shopping once and I plan on having a mini hen night for my nanna which will be afternoon tea at my venue with my nanna, my auntie and my mum... my mum thinks maybe I should just go on lots of shopping trips with my auntie to help find her outfit? Do you think that's enough or again are there any other ways I could help her feel more included?




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    • GhilaL
      CommentAuthorGhilaL
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 11th 2014
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    Hi
    I have the same thing ish my mum and sister live 4 hours away! We went dress shopping and bm dress shopping when they came to visit, I am also showing them the venue when they come and visit. Sounds like you are involving them loads already :) I give my mum and sister updates by text and phone when I have them
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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 11th 2014
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    Yeah we have updated by phone and text as well,

    I just don't want her feeling left out, which she obviously does.... but I don't think there is much else we can do to be fair.




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    • kittyh
      CommentAuthorkittyh
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    i think you have done lots to include them...but maybe if she is still feeling left out then maybe just say to her, 'i really want to include you as much as possible, how would you like to be involved more' and then maybe she can tell you exactly what it is she feels left out of. If she can't come up with anything maybe she will realise that you are involving her in everything you possibly can considering the distance and won't feel so bad? :)
 
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