Post # 1
My godparents are actually my aunt and uncle (my mom’s sister). My aunt is 12 years younger than my mom and she has no children of her own. So, about 15 years ago, my mom made her my godmom, in case anything would happen to her, and so that my godmom would have a psuedo child.
Over the years, I haven’t been very close to my godparents, but I see them often and they are very good to me.
How do I honour them at our wedding? I’m having my dad walk me down the aisle. Or should I split the aisle with my godfather? Since my aisle is actually stairs, I was going to walk down by myself, and meet my dad at the bottom, so he could escort me the rest of the way.
Any other suggestions? Anyone else want to do something for their godparents?
Post # 3
First – I’m jealous of your stairs, I wanted stairs to walk down! 🙂 It will be so dramatic for you to walk down the stairs and meet your father at the bottom – awesome!
Okay onto your real question. I would say to only have your father walk you down the aisle. You said yourself – you are not very close with your godparents, and the walk down the aisle, that’s a big deal!
Instead of walking down the aisle, what about having them do a reading? or dedicate a special song to them at the reception for you and you fiance to dance with them (either two couples or you with your uncle and your fiance with your aunt — Not sure if he’d be comfortable with that.) They could also be escorted down the aisle in the processional — before your grandparents and have their names listed in the program.
We are inviting our godparents to our rehersal dinner — it’s just immediate family, wedding party, and godparents — we plan to "honor" them the night before by thanking them for being there throughout our lives.
What do you think? Good ideas?
Post # 4
Hmm.. I think I’ll like the escorted down (except the part about grandparents, since we don’t have any..).
And the mention during the rehearsal dinner is a great idea! Thanks!
Stairs – one of my criteria for a ceremony site! If I lived in SF, I’d be all over SF City Hall! =D
Post # 5
You can give him a boutineer and her either a small bouquet or a corsage too — then others will note that they are "special" … Also you could have the DJ/Band announce then into the reception … before your parents and your wedding party and then YOU! All up to you!
Post # 6
My godmother is very close to me and I was actually looking for a way to honor her in my wedding (she’s my mother’s best friend of over 30 years). I was planning on choosing a small corsage (probably a wrist one), which is smaller than the mothers’ but enough to signify that she is special to the wedded couple. She’s been a huge part of my life and I hope she appreciates a little recognition in my wedding.
I’m also planning on inviting her to my rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.. is that uncommon?
Post # 7
I’d had brides who wanted me to design programs with a special dedication page for their special loved ones. I think that’s a good way of incorporating that in without having to "call them out."