(Closed) How do I make my close friend feel special/apart of my wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
709 posts
Busy bee

vanka023:  um…maybe just introduce her as your best friend? 

Post # 3
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Give her a reading to do in the ceremony?

Post # 4
7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

SarahLulu:   vanka023:  A reading is a good option. Another option is for her to MC the reception, if she’s the sort of person who’s comfortable doing that. (MC needn’t do much, it can be as little as introducing the speeches).

Or, you could make sure you do some photos with her during the photo time.

I would avoid roles that require a lot of her time, e.g. guest book attendant.

Post # 5
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Agree with PPs ideas. You could also give her the option of being with you as you get ready.  

Post # 6
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I would edit the title “apart of the wedding” is very different from “a part from the wedding”  🙂


Being there while you get ready would be fun for her I think!

Post # 7
21 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

if you’re having a rehearsal dinner, you can invite her and honor her in some way (gift, etc).

Post # 8
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Let her hang out with you as you prepare for the wedding. She probably just would be happy to spend time with you!

Post # 9
510 posts
Busy bee

It should be enough to have her involved in the wedding process as a good friend — which is exactly what she is. I find situations where brides try to create a role to make someone feel ‘special’ is like catering to a child who wants to feel involved. I’m sure your friend doesn’t need a title or a speech to understand that she’s your close friend.

Post # 10
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I asked my best friend to read at the ceremony. I’m probably going to also ask her to be the MC at the reception. 

Post # 11
27 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

If she is being very involved in the planning and giving you her time, I think getting her a nice thank you gift would be appropriate. Especially if it is something sentimental and given to her the night before/morning of the wedding, she will probably feel special and appreciated as a friend. 

Post # 12
639 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I had 2 of my closest friends to me also not in the bridal party but i wanted them to be but they couldnt (a whole different story) ,, anyway, one of them if from work, another girl Ive known for years. They ended up planning my hens night – yes I had two and I didnt know about it.

Long story short – get them to be responsible for something leading up to your wedding, like plan your hens or bridal shower?

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