- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
Fiance wanted some of his family involved in the ceremony, particularly his cousins, 4 kids aged 5-16. The youngest I figured could be an extra flower girl and help guide my niece (who’ll be almost 3 at the time) down the aisle. The oldest son could seat his grandmother and the “twins” (boy and girl, 12 and 13) could seat their grandfather and great-grandmother, assuming they come. My question is, when does this happen? Is it just whenever they arrive? Are they seated last and then the processional starts with Fiance and the groomsmen? Do they start the processional followed by Fiance, the groomsmen, and everyone else?
I don’t want to give them some menial task, like “Guestbook attendant,” so if all the ushers do it seat them whenever they get there, I’d rather find something else. I want them to feel important.
I was thinking of having it all part of the processional, like music starts, then:
Great-grandma with Cousin 1 (may not be there)
Great-grandma with someone to escort her (may not be there)
Grandma with Cousin 2
Grandfather with Cousin 3 (may not be there)
My grandmother and someone to escort her
Me and my parents
Then the recessional would be as usual:
Fiance and I
Bridesmaids and groomsmen
The grandparents (Do the ushers join them again to recess?)
Does this make sense or am I doing it wrong?