Post # 1
So as the title suggests, I have a predicament – I need ‘big jobs’ for small people. Not physically small mind you, just young. I have a sister who is in her late teens but has special needs (mindset of about a 10 year old). We also have a nephew who is 10 years old (although it’s FI’s sister’s son, he is more like a younger brother to FI than a nephew).
I know that we will need someone to pass out programs, etc but I wasn’t sure if you ladies had some other ideas of jobs they could do (either independently, with adult or together). I want them both to feel involved and important, yet I don’t think it’s appropriate for either of them to do a reading, or be a ‘junior’ anything, etc.
Any and all thoughts are greatly appreciated. 🙂
P.S. Any gift ideas for them would be great too (since they will be ‘helping’ I think they need some sort of recognition too).
Post # 3
BUMP! 🙂 Sorry, I really need some help with this girls! 🙂
Post # 4
Does she feel comfortable talking with people? I remember being about that age and being the guest book attendant, basically making sure everyone signed the guest book and making sure everyone knew where the gift table is etc. For the record having a mindset of a 10 year old doesn’t seem like someone incapable of being a Jr. anything, I say go for it and make her feel so amazing! I bet she never forgets it.
Post # 5
Yes, she definitely is a social butterfly to say the least. My aunt thought the same thing (about guest book attendant) but my only thought there would be she would talk TOO much. She loves to ask questions (I’m talking like probably 50 – 100 questions in 15 minutes) and I don’t know if this would hold people up and possibly annoy them (most of them will know her but not all of them will). Please also understand that it’s not her psychological mindset that makes her incapable of doing anything, it’s more that we have a very small bridal party (3 attendants each including our honor attendants) and would prefer to keep it that way. She will be included in some things but not others (she didn’t get the same dress as my BMs, won’t be at the bachelorette party, etc. Just didn’t seem appropriate I guess?). I want her to have an extra special job I just can’t seem to put my finger on what that would be yet (which is why I reached out to our wonderful group of bees!). I hope she never forgets it, no matter what she does! 🙂
Post # 6
A friend of mine had their 9-year-old sister draw a picture for the front of their program, which I thought was cute.
You could also give them a disposable camera and ask them to take candid pictures of guests as they arrive. This can be fun for guests, too- something to do while waiting in line to sign the guest book.
If you are handing out birdseed for people to throw, bubbles, etc., you could have them pass these out.
If you and the groom are buying each other wedding gifts or cards, you could ask them to deliver them for you, which makes kids feel important.
Oh, and if someone is decorating your car when you leave, kids LOVE helping with that.
Post # 7
if you are doing corsages for the moms, make sure you get them for all your little helpers. when I was 15 I sang in my uncles wedding and my FAVORITE part was wearing matching wedding flowers.