Post # 1
My FI has a 13 year old and a 16 year old sister. They’re both great girls, and I adore both so much. The younger one is a singer, and she’ll be doing a song during our signing of the liscence (part of the reason we’re having that in the ceremony is to have her sing, she’s got a great voice) But now we’re trying to involve the older one as well, and we don’t know how!
Since we were doing a song, we were only going to do one reading, which my brother will be doing. I’m not sure I want a second reading, but if I can’t come up with something else, then we’ll go with that.
Anyone got any ideas of what a 16 year old can do in the ceremony? I’m open to any and all ideas!
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
I had two 16 year olds in my bridal party, but that’s probably not what you’re looking for. What sort of ceremony are you having? Could she do something like hold the rings for you and hand them to you/the officiant when they are needed? Or are you looking for a bigger role for her than that? I got my 14 year old brother and his girlfriend to hand out programs before the ceremony began, my 3 youngest sisters were flowergirls, my 16 year old sister and cousin were bridesmaids, and my remaining brothers and cousins were altar boys (church wedding).
Post # 4
@DelilahDiamond: she could “warm the rings” if you want her to actually do something more than hold them. That just means for maybe 30 seconds during the ceremony she holds them in her hands, closes her eyes and thinks of well wishes for you two. I mean it is not much but it is something to “do.”
Post # 5
@ScottishMrs: Well she’s 16. We already have our bridal parties, and I don’t feel close enough to her to have her as a Bridesmaid, espeically because then I’d have to include her sister too. We’re doing a traditional ceremony, held at a local old timey amusment park, not at a church.
@SparkleBee11: I guess she could hold the rings. We have no children (no flower girl/ring bearer) so we were just going to have the best man hold them.