Post # 1
I say this with a question mark since my FI is having his 11 year old Daughter as his best man. He said that it would be hard for him to choose among his actual friends who would be his BEST man and that man defines us as humans (I started to think he was really corny at this point). Then he said my absolute best friend in the whole world is my Daughter and I can think of no man in the world who can best her for this title. So, she is his best man. Does anyone else see an issue with this?
Post # 3
Who is going to sign the marriage certificate? You would just need someone to do that.
Post # 4
@tksjewelry: In the state where I got married, any witness can sign the certificate – doesn’t have to be BM or MOH.
I think it’s really sweet, and an awesome way to involve your FSD in the wedding!
Post # 5
I think its a bit of a stretch. Usually you can tell your best friend a lot of things…like troubles at work…an 11 yr old will not “get it”
I personally think Jr Bride or Bridesmaid would be an appropriate duty for his daughter. That way, she is still included in the wedding. I think your guy is just avoiding hurting his friends feelings. *kanye shrug*
Post # 6
I think this is adorable and a lovely way to include his daughter. It would make it more of a “family wedding” instead of just you and her father. I love the idea of the daughter standing by her father’s side during the ceremony – she is likely closer to him rather than you at this point, so standing up for him is great in my opinion.
Edit: This is coming from someone who chose family other friends too. I didn’t include any of my closest, day-to-day friends who I’ve known throughout grad school in my wedding. Instead, I chose my sister to be my MOH (she’s 5 years younger than me) and my only female cousin to be my BM (she’s 7 years younger than me). These are not people I turn to every day for advice (they are in a different point in life than I am), but they are family. For me, weddings are about family.
Post # 7
I like your twist on it where it would make me look good if I backed this. After some thought after reading this, that is what I am going to do. You just made my day. I am TOTALLY for it and I am happy that this is what my FI wants and will make him happy. He and his Daughter are SO close. It is the main reason I love him so much.
Post # 8
I think that is so sweet!!! What an awesome guy you have!
Post # 9
Well… I think that its YOURs and HIS wedding…
Who cares what anyone else will think or say. ITs whatever ever makes you guys happy
Usually its the bride who has all the quirky things she’d like included in her wedding… but for a groomm to make an out there decision like this is something very special.
I give him KUDOS!
YOu have yourself a winner Miss Lady!
Post # 10
I think that is so sweet and touching. It sounds like a great way to involve and honor their relationship and your coming together as a family. He really sounds like a great guy 🙂