Post # 1
Hi all! So I am having a small wedding of 20 ppl in December with immediate family and a handful of close friends. My fiance and I decided we did not want to have a bridal party/ Maid/Matron of Honor, or groomsmen/ best man. Anyway, I asked my younger sister (whom I’m close to) to read a poem during the ceremony so she will feel involved. The prolem is, I have an older sister who seems to be more hurt than anyone that I have not asked her for anything. I was a bridesmaid at her wedding, but she did the big traditional wedding…where we are having something small at our house. I was thinking, can I ask her to make a speech during the reception? Or is that not appropriate? How else can I get her involved?
Post # 3
Why can’t you have bridesmaids and groomsmen I don’t get it.
Post # 4
We decided not to have any since it’s just going to be mainly immediate family and 2 close friends.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
@jakesmom: I would definitely ask her to make a speech. Maybe also telling her that if you were going to have a wedidng party, that she would definitely be a part of it, but it’s just not something that you want, not that she isn’t any less special to you, but just personal preference.
Post # 6
I think a speech would be great. Normally a MOh would do that but since you aren’t having a bridal party you can pick someone important to you, so a sister is perfect. And then it’s sort of equal between both sisters.
Post # 7
Maybe a moh like toast or she could sign as witness to your wedding.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone for your help! I will ask her to make a speech/ toast! Hopefully, she will feel better about the whole thing!