Post # 1
At the wedding! On Pinterest, I’ve seen pics of tables set up with a flower for each girl in attendance that is a sister of the bride, and thought it was adorable. I’m a GDI myself, I dont have this option, but I’m very close with FI’s fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha. I was wondering if anyone had done anything at their wedding to honor the members in attendance?
I’m thinking a mini bout with a silk (since the real ones are terribly expensive) branch of Lily of the Valley tied in garnet and gold ribbon. Like this, but a little smaller? Cant have it overwhelming the groom’s bout! Which is going to be true lily of the valley, along with any groomsmen that are also Pikes.
Has anyone done anything similar to this or have any other ideas?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I like the idea but I would ask a few of the brothers first to see if they’re interested in actually wearing them before spending time and money making them.
Post # 4
Are these supposed to be for the brothers not in the wedding party? If so, I wouldn’t do that. I get that you want to honor them, but I think it’d be a little rude to single them out from the rest of your guests. If you want to do something, I’d either play a special song or get a group picture. I’m in a fraternity too (co-ed) and all I plan to do is have a group shot with all of the brothers and then play the 2 songs that were always played at our parties.
You could also have your FI wear a bout. with the fraternity colors or get him cufflinks or socks or put a charm on your bouquet. That why you can still have something from the fraternity there, but you aren’t singling people out.
Post # 5
@RunsWithBears: I didnt think about it that way, but thats a good point 🙁
Post # 6
Oh! I just remembered that our franternity has a pin! Does your FI’s fraternity have one? Maybe you could ask them all to wear their pins. That why they are still recoganized, but it’s not in a way that would make other guests feel excluded. And it wouldn’t cost you anything!
Post # 7
I personally love this idea, I agree with a PP.. but instead I would just talk to my FI about and see what he thinks then surprise the guys the day of!
Maybe get them personalized beer koozies or something for the day of? That would be neat too.. If you’re allowed glass bottles used and not cups.