Post # 1
Hi Bees 🙂 Fiance and I have chosen our bridal party and will be asking them in the next week or so! I’ll be having a close friend, my two step sisters and my brothers girlfriend (mother of my first neice who I am so excited to meet!!). My Fiance has had a close group of friends since early high school and will be quite rightly asking them to be his groomsmen.
I’m having a bit of a connundrum! I really want to include my brother in the wedding but I’m not sure how to outside of the bridal party. I understand the whole idea of including siblings but with myself having 7 siblings (!! brady bunch is an understatement) and Fiance having a sister who I would absolutely not consider including in my bridal party, it isn’t an option to just keep adding until we’ve included all siblings.
My older brother is my only full brother so we’ve been through a lot together and I’ve always seen him as my role model (He’s 6 years older). Our thoughts so far is that we could ask him to be the MC or ask him to do something during the cermony (though we don’t know what!?).
How did you include a close sibling in your wedding without including them in the bridal party?
This topic was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by MissMonie.
Post # 2
You could ask him to be an usher and do a reading at the ceremony
Post # 3
My brother stood with me as a Bridesman. You could also think about having him do a reading or say a prayer.
Post # 4
What if he married you? He could get ordained.
Post # 5
Exactly what they said ^^
Post # 6
My brothers will be our ushers and MCs. His sister is doing a reading. So maybe one of those options?
Post # 7
Is it the same brother of the gf you are including as a bridesmaid? Are you close, or including her because of the connection to your brother? You could have him in your bridal party. I have been to several weddings where a close male friend has been in the bridal party with bridesmaids.
Ifyou do still want to have the gf as bridesmaid though, go with one of the other ideas 🙂
Post # 8
my favorite idea! One of our close friends is doing this, it takes two seconds to get ordained online and it’s free. Go to universal life church
Post # 9
we are not having a bridal party at all. But we are having my brother and my FIs sister be our witnesses for our marriage license. Which they will be signing after the ceremony. So you could maybe choose his sister and your brother to do this.
Or have him hold the rings if you do not have a ring barrer. He could sit with your parents in the normal seats and bring them up when you need the rings. (My other brother will be doing this.lol)
Post # 10
Or a reading, prayer, any other portion of the ceremony.
Post # 11
My brothers are going to be ushers. I don’t want anyone actually ushered, but I’m going to have them dress to match the groomsmen and hand out the programs/ greet people, then hand out the confetti after. I’m also going to include them in the wedding photos.
Post # 12
We had my brother and one of DHs brother pass out the programs and act as ushers. DHs other brother did a reading. He also asked the usher brother to lead the prayer. You can always ask whoever is marrying you for a suggestion in case their are any other roles they may think of…
Post # 13
Thanks for your suggestions. I’m leaning towards having him be an important part of the cermony and be our MC for the night – I would have asked him to be our celebrant but in Australia you have to go through months of expensive training to be able to conduct a marriage. <br /><br />Not being religious – I was wondering of anyone had examples of meaningful readings/ways to include him in the ceremony?