Hi everyone - I have a developmentally disabled cousin that we are inviting to our wedding. She is in her 30s, but probably has the developmental level of a 2 year old. Our question is around our wedding ceremony.
We requested no children at the wedding, have hired professional photographers and videographers, and really would like our guests to treat it as a special moment (no cell phones, respectful silence). This poses a dilemma with my cousin:
- She will make loud grunting noises/sounds (she cannot speak)
- She occasionally will hit people nearby
My SO and I don't feel comfortable with her at the ceremony for these reasons, but would love for her to be at the reception and all other aspects of the wedding. Is there a tactful way we can bring this up with my cousin's caregiver?