Post # 1
I have a good guy friend in his twenties who I would like a honor at my wedding. For several reasons, we are planning to keep the wedding party quite small so he won’t be grooms/brides man.
So instead I’m brainstorming ways to honor him and make him feel included in my wedding, because he’s shown a lot of interest and keeps asking to help with the planning. Here’s what I’ve got so far:
He’s invited to my bridal shower, bachelorette as well as the guys bachelor.
He would give the speech to the bride (my Maid/Matron of Honor would then to a speech to the couple with her hubby)
take formal pictures with me (i’m not sure if he should come along to actual photoshoot though as it might be awkward to sit out for so many pictures)
What do the bees think of my ideas so far? Any other ideas for ways to make him feel included?
Post # 3
Could he maybe be an usher? Or read scriptures during the ceremony?
You’re including him in a lot of the “girls” events, which is fine if he’s comfortable with that, but you may want to make sure that he (and your FH) is comfortable with that.
Post # 4
One of my best friends for almost 10 years isn’t a groomsman, but that’s because Fiance has so many good friends. So, I’ve invited him to be a reader in the ceremony. And he was absolutely thrilled.
Post # 5
@Stacia2242: I should have noted that he is gay so he has always been “one of the girls” growing up. But you make a good point. I never thought about an usher. He might like getting to greet & seat my family.
@NauticalBride2011: i also thought about reading. if he doesn’t want to write a speech, he might prefer a reading. Its good to hear your friend was so thrilled. (i’m hoping to get the same reaction from my friend!)