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    • CommentAuthorJessica29792
      Posted: Aug 9th 2014
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    Hi everybody, has anybody got deaf relatives who require an interpreter at your wedding? What is the rough ball park figures for it? And do you feed them? They would have to be there during the ceremony up until after the speeches at the reception.
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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
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      Posted: Aug 9th 2014
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    Hi. My cousin and her husband are deaf but they are very good at lip reading and always have a notepad with them and their son is always happy to interpret for them. Not sure how much a professional one would cost but you also need to understand that just like areas of the country have different dialects so does sign language so you need to find out what sign language your relative is use to and then find a professional who can help. I would also say yes, as a courtesy you should feed them if they are going to be there throughout the whole day.

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
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    I would just ask your relative, maybe they are happy enough as they can lip read our maybe the offer would be gratefully Recieved, but they may be able to source one, or have a friend /family member who could do the job.

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    • CommentAuthorJessica29792
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    I know someone who my mother-in-law (to be) hired for our daughter's christening (who also happens to be deaf) and uses her for other things as well, so if I book her well in advanced I know we will definitely have an interpreter. I just don't know how much she charges and I feel that it is our duty, almost, to pay for the interpreter as there is not only my h2b's parents who are deaf, but his uncle as well and our daughter. I know though, if I ask my mother-in-law about it that she would offer to pay for it, and when she offers she makes it very difficult to refuse as she will constantly go on and on about it. How would you go about seating arrangements if you were to get an interpreter? Would you sit them (as well as the deaf relatives) towards the front and on the same table? I was thinking of having a kids table sat at the back, you know how kids get, they aren't very fussed about things like this and are only concerned about food, drink and games. As much as I know my daughter probably wouldn't be too bothered about all the conversation such as speeches etc. I still think it would be lovely to have her involved in it somehow (she will be 4 when we get married). Do you have any tips for this? x
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    • almost a year wife!!
      CommentAuthoralmost a year wife!!
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      Posted: Aug 9th 2014
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    I think it's a great idea and you are very considerate to your guests needs... I'd suggest talking to the interpreter and see wha they suggest x

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    • CommentAuthorJessica29792
      Posted: Aug 9th 2014
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    Thank you :) I just want everyone to be able to enjoy every part of our wedding and my FPIL and daughter won't enjoy it as much if they don't know what is going on. I just don't know what how everything will work out on the day! I tend to worry if things don't go to plan! x
 
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