(Closed) Ring bearer question…

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think it’s perfectly fine to ask your cousin’s son to be in the bridal party even if your cousin is not.  Also, the junior groomsmen/helper idea is a great one for the other two young men.  My ring bearer was my 3.5-year-old nephew, and DH’s son, who was ten at the time, was a junior groomsman.

Post # 4
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

Boys for one role, girls for the other, is very traditional. You could break tradition and have your daughter be the ringer bearer. However if you are a traditionalist then, ask your cousin if his little son is willing to do it.


Post # 5
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

When i was little i was in a family members wedding and my parents were not in the wedding party. I think it is fine.

Post # 6
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think there is anything wrong with it! That is actually what we are doing… my cousin’s adorable little boy is our ring bearer, yet she isn’t anywhere in the wedding.  I don’t think it’s a big deal and she didn’t seem to mind, AT ALL!

Post # 7
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t think it’s a big deal at all.  In fact, most of the ring bearers/flower girls I’ve seen didn’t have a parent in the wedding party.  You’re good to go!

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