Post # 1
My fiance has an uncle that he is really close with, and we’d really love for him to be involved in our wedding ceremony somehow, but we’re having some trouble brainstorming.
Currently, we each have a best man and a best lady (so we have a guy and a girl on each side). We are planning on having him walk out first, his mom and grandma walk down the aisle first, then my mom and step-dad, then his bridal party, then mine, than me.
We were thinking of doing the ordained for a day thing and having his uncle perform the ceremony, but I’m very up in the air about it right now. My fiance is really close with his uncle, and if we were having larger bridal parties – he’d definetly be in there, but we’re not.
So any ideas of how to involve him? My ideas so far were: have him walk the mom or grandma down the aisle (but then we have a spare mom or grandma that needs to be escorted).. have him hold the rings and come up and present them… have him do a reading in the ceremony.. have him give a toast at the reception.. I’m having trouble finding something that feels "special" enough.
Post # 3
I think your ideas are great. Doing a reading is a big honor. You could have him do more than 1 of the ideas you mention.
Post # 4
We are having a few of our close uncles act as ushers (rather then having the groomsmen do it) … but it seems like he is closer to your fiance then that. I would say a reading is great, as well as maybe mention him in the program and/or during the reception toasts.
Post # 5
i think those are great ideas too! i’d say walking the mom/grandma down the aisle, and doing a ceremony reading may seem the most special. you could even send him a formal, personalized invitation to do the reading – that way, he’ll totally how feel how special he is to you guys!
Post # 6
Since we have such a small bridal party, perhaps having him act as our only usher & official greeter (we’re only expecting 50 people) is a good way to have him very involved along with the best men & groom, perhaps in combination with one of the other ideas – my fiance’s being a little picky because he was SO into having his uncle perform the ceremony, and now I’m veering away from that. Thanks for the suggestions and ideas so far!!