Post # 1
I have one sister, and she is my Maid/Matron of Honor. My fiance has two sisters, but we did not want to have a huge wedding party (it’s not that big of a wedding), so we agreed on one attendant each. I am wondering if you can provide some ideas/suggestions for how to make special ladies who are not in the bridal party feel at the wedding? I don’t want any readings or anything in the ceremony, but I was thinking inviting them for hair and nails before the wedding, and/or maybe giving them gifts or writing them personal notes? Please advise!!
Post # 3
@coffeeloverbee: I would invite them to get ready with you, and give a little gift and personal note. One of my oldest friends got married this summer and she invited me and another of our longtime friends to get ready with her the day of, since she had a small wedding party. It was really nice to feel included even though they had decided to keep the wedding party small.
Post # 4
Inviting them to get ready or at least for hair and nails sounds nice. For the ceremony, you could get them corsages to “mark” them as special ladies.
Post # 5
I’m not having a bridal party but I’m inviting my two good friends (either of which could be my MOHs) to get ready with me and I’m paying for it.
Post # 6
@coffeeloverbee: I think that sounds wonderful. I like the addition of the corsage. Then everyone will konw they are special.
You could also make special mention of them in a program or speech.
Post # 7
@andielovesj: Agreed! Thanks so much – all very good ideas!