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Need some help with programs please

I am working on our programs and am having trouble with the part where you list the parents.  FI only has 1 parent that he wants to list (he is estranged from his mom and hasn't seen her in over a decade, nor did she acknowledge the birth announcement we sent her when dd was born.)  I, on the other hand, have a mom who is remarried, a dad who is engaged, and an aunt and uncle who were my legal guardians as a chld and raised me as their own.  They are, in fact, more "parents" to me than my own bio father.  (I've had an on again, off again relationship with him for most of my adult life and we're not close at all.) 

I'm not going to list my dad's fiancee since they won't be married at the time.  I'm also not listing my stepfather, since we don't get along at all and he's not even coming.  He has never accepted or treated me as his child, so he hasn't earned the right to be listed as a parent. 

My problem is how to list my aunt and uncle.  Do they go under Parents of the Bride, since they were, technically, my pseudo parents growing up and have been HUGE influences on me, as well as role models, for my entire life?  It looked funny when I tried to put another heading as "Aunt and Uncle of the Bride" because there will be people there who don't know my history and will wonder what's up with that.  I was thinking of putting them under  the "Parents of the Bride" with Aunt of the Bride and Uncle of the bride in parenthesis after their names. 

With all my parents, my MOH, flower girls, and all that, my half of the program is WAY longer than FI's side - which just lists his dad, a best man, and the ring bearer.  It looks really lopsided and goofy. 

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Re: Need some help with programs please

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    Could you list your FI's people and your people all in one column:

    ____ _____-Bride's Aunt
    ____ _____-Bride's Uncle
    ____ _____-Bride's Mother
    ____ _____-Groom's Father

    So on and so forth in whatever order they'll walk in or whatever order of importance you'd like?  That would at least get rid of the two sides problem ;-)  I'm not sure how the program is set up but I will try to find some pictures online...
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    Ah.... probably should have mentioned that I'm doing program fans, since our wedding will be outdoors in the Southern humidity.  It's a 7 inch square program fan with the bridal party listed at the top and the order of the ceremony listed at the bottom.

    I could probably try the parents on one side and the wedding party on the other.  It still wouldn't be anywhere close to being even, but I will try it that way and see how it looks.  Other ideas are also welcome in case this still doesn't work out.  :-)
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    Do you have anyone standing up for a reading or song or anything?  Could you balance his side, that way?  Or maybe put a little design under the people on his side to fill the white space?  I wish I knew enough about our wedding to start working on my programs ;-)
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    I definitely don't know much about the ceremony, that's for sure!  I just sort of made it up so I could do the template.  When the time comes, it will be a few seconds of editing and then assembly, but at least the design will be done. 

    Thanks for the idea about the graphic - I'll have to see if I can find something that looks appropriate without being too cheezy.
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    Maybe a smaller, swirly thing like the design in our signatures??  I don't know, I'm grasping at straws right now.  Your monogram could work, too.
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