- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
So my Fiance and I have decided to do something a little out of the ordinary, and it has caused the need for a bit of creative wedding planning….I would like to know what you think!
MY Fiance and I have both decided that we are so close with all of our bridesmaids/groomsmen and we really did not want to choose one particular person for our Maid/Matron of Honor or Bridesmaid or Best Man – they were all special to us in different ways.
Of course not having a Maid/Matron of Honor or Bridesmaid or Best Man has created a bit of a snag in terms of who to appoint to roles such as – who stands beside us, who signs as the witness, who says the speeches, who holds the rings, etc.
The tentative plan right now (we haven’t told our bridesmaids of groomsmen yet) is to split up the usual Maid/Matron of Honor or Bridesmaid or Best Man duties between all of them – trying as hard we can to make it as equal as possible. We have 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen
Right now, this is what we were thinking:
– All of the bridesmaids and groomsmen are invited to say a speech at dinner (the speeches will just be a bit shorter).
For the bridesmaids, the duties have been split up as follows:
1 bridesmaid standing right beside the bride during the ceremony
1 bridesmaid holding the groom’s ring
1 bridesmaid signing as a witness
1 bridesmaid holding the bouquet & standing beside bride in receiving line
1 bridesmaid sitting beside the bride at the head table during the reception
For the groomsmen, the duties have been split up as follows:
1 groomsman standing right beside the groom during the ceremony
1 groomsman holding the bride’s ring
1 groomsman signing as a witness
1 groomsman standing beside the groom in the receiving line
1 groomsman sitting beside the groom at the head table during the reception
I know that this idea is a little bit unique, and a lot of people look at me like I have two heads when I mention it, but I would really love some feedback on this idea! Maybe even some suggestions? Our overall goal is to try and include all of the members of our wedding party as fairly as possible.