(Closed) “Honorary” Bridesmaid?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It’s your ceremony. Do what you want. These family members that you say should “pull rank” before your friends, when was the last time you spoke to them? Are they close in the “we talk often” sense, or the “first cousin rather than second cousin” sense? Personally, I would be understanding if a family member I never talk to decided to invite their best friend over me!


ETA: Have you spoken to your friends on how they’d feel about being honorary bridesmaids at the reception? Or have you only told them they’re pretty much not invited to the ceremony?

Post # 4
3265 posts
Sugar bee

I would thank them either privately or publicly in a speech maybe with a gift but I wouldn’t make them an honorary Bridesmaid or Best Man. It just seems too contrived for my tastes. Since there is no Bridesmaid or Best Man duties to be performed it just seems odd

Post # 6
3265 posts
Sugar bee

@SoontobeSwift: What about a special mention in the speech?  Or a corsage to wear on the day of?

Post # 7
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am a little confused why your officient has set a limit for the number of people that will be present in the ceremony. 

Post # 8
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@zeoy85: Me too.

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