Post # 1
First a little background…
My FH and I live in Maine and our families live in NY and DE, so this will be a destination wedding for everyone but us! We are having a small ceremony on a schooner, and a reception following, total guest list is under 50 people.
We have decided not to have a bridal party or groomsmen, but I recently found out that my two sisters (who are in college) are a little bummed out.
I really want to find an awesome fun, hip cool way to involve them in the day and make them feel special, you know without focing them to wear matching dresses or anything silly.
Post # 3
You could have them do a reading during the ceremony. This way they would feel like they are part of the wedding without having to do the typical bridesmaids role.
Post # 4
hmm thats one idea, thanks! we were not planing on having any readings though. a short and sweet ceremony.
Post # 5
Instead of a reading have them give a blessing either @ the ceremony or the reception..doesnt have to be a speech per say. Or they can welcome him into the family with a funny brother in law poem
Post # 6
Maybe you could invite thye to spend the morning helping you get ready/ getting themselves ready? I think I’m looking forward to that part of the day most: spending time with my Mum and 3 sisters (sisters are also the bridesmaids), getting hair and makeup done, being pampered. It might notnbe a public acknowledgement of your relationship, but it could still be fun and special.
Post # 7
My sisters are younger as well and I’ve made mine the ushers (screw traditions) and also “honorary bridesmaids” in that they will dress in the wedding colors and look similar to the bridal party (well to be specific one is dressing similar to the bridesmaids and the other one will dress similar to the groomsmen as she feels more comfortable that way) and we plan to have them in the professional pics as part of the wedding party.