Fun Ways to Celebrate a Guest's Birthday on Your Wedding Day

Updated 12/25/14

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If your wedding coincides with a family member's birthday and you want to do something special for them, our etiquette experts share a few ways to celebrate (without turning your wedding into a surprise party!).

There are a few things you can do when you have a birthday that coincides with your wedding day. First of all, nothing — not even a family member's birthday — is going to take away from your wedding. With all of the time you spent planning every single aspect of your celebration (from your wedding dress to the the great entertainment), you can be positive that all eyes will be on you and your fiancé. With that being said, here's what you can do to make your family member feel special on this day too.

When you think of birthdays, you also think of cake. Have a personalized birthday cake set up next to your wedding cake or have it brought out before you cut your cake. You can also have the band or DJ play the happy birthday tune. Another option is to make a special toast to your family member right before dinner.

The cake, singing, or toast are all little things you can do to make your family member feel special — as they should on their birthday.

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