Post # 1
I have a very close friend that happens to be a guy. I want more than anything to make him part of my wedding. My FI feels the same way. Here’s the problem, my FI is a traditionalist and doesn’t want my friend as a bridesmaid. Also, my FI and friend are not close enough for him to be a groomsman.
I would love more than anything for my friend to escort my mom down the isle. But I am stuck on other things that he can do. I would like to make this work so he doesn’t feel left out of the wedding party, although he kid of is. Suggestions?
Post # 3
You could ask him to be a host for your reception. A host could be someone who keeps an eye on the timing for everyone and makes sure the wedding party is where they need to be at the right time and that everyone is going smoothly. If you don’t already have a DOC, maybe he could help out in that aspect.
Post # 4
He can also do a reading during your wedding ceremony. This is how we incorporated DH’s good friend who is female and he did not want her as a "groomswoman."
Post # 5
I like the idea of having him do a reading. Could he also possibly be the emcee for your reception? Or could he be one of the people who signs your marriage certificate?