- 5 years ago
We are not having a wedding party, so we are giving all the little ceremony jobs to our parents. Future Mother-In-Law is holding the cords for our knot-tying ceremony, Future Father-In-Law is holding our rings, my StepMom is holding my bouquet, and of course my Dad is walking me down the aisle (my mom will not be there). When we met with our officiant, she said that Future Mother-In-Law should be introduced when she presents the cords. So we thought that Future Father-In-Law should also be introduced when he presents the rings (they are divorced and may have a bit of competitive feelings). But now I am thinking that if FI’s parents are both introduced during the ceremony, shouldn’t mine be introduced too? But how would we introduce my father? “Thank you, Pumpkin’s Dad for walking her down the aisle”?? And I have no idea how we would even introduce StepMom: “Thank you for holding bride’s bouquet” …Maybe she doesn’t need to be introduced since she isn’t my “real” mom, but she has been in my life since I was young, she bought my dress and she is just as excited about this wedding as I am. I think it would mean a lot to her to be involved somehow. We are not doing any readings and our ceremony will be fairly short and informal. I just don’t know if we should bother with introducing all the parents, or how to do it. I know that we can’t do some and not all!
Please give me some ideas, Bees!!