Rolls for Sisters in Law

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Have her do a reading at the ceremony.  My readers are cousins I wanted included and they will wear corsages and have this role in the ceremony.  Other minor roles could be guestbook attendant or program attendants.  I have also been a cake cutter at a college friend’s wedding.

Post # 3
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

CarolinaOak2014:  Her role could be to do a reading at the ceremony.

Post # 4
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We didn’t have anyone do readings during the ceremony and if you’re not planning on it either you could always just give her a corsage and ask her to be a greeter, handing out programs or making sure everyone signs the guest book. Put her in charge of gifts. Or maybe just let her wear some pretty flowers. Not everyone wants to have a task or be put in charge of something.

Post # 5
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Post # 6
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

CarolinaOak2014:  If you’re not planning to incorporate readings during the ceremony, I second the idea of asking her to be a greeter – I think it’s lovely to have a member of the family welcoming guests.

Post # 7
9206 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

I agree with PPs, her role could be doing a reading during the ceremony, or even a reading at the reception if you aren’t doing any in the ceremony. It could be a poem, or an excerpt from a book or something. FI and I are hoping FSIL will do a reading at our ceremony, I think it is a really nice way to get her involved. I also like the PPs’ idea of having her greeting guests. Although it depends on her personality and whether it is something she would like doing or not, just don’t make her a guest book guard or anything like that lol. 

Post # 8
2189 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

sarals24:  lol. When I read the title I thought “what rolls?” 

Post # 11
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

No, no, no do NOT ask her to be a greeter. That job sucks. Trust me, I know from experience. I would totally have wanted to just be a guest rather than do that terrible job. No one needs to greet guests at a wedding. They all know why they’re there. Leave the programs on a table or on the seats and call it good. If you barely know her, OP, do not feel obligated to give her a job. As a family member, you could honor her by giving her a corsage but allow her to just be a guest and enjoy the day.

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