Post # 1
My fiancee is planning on asking an older man to be a groomsman, I’m considering asking his wife to stand on my side. We really don’t have friends, so our potential wedding party of six would just be family and this couple from church who have been great marriage and Christian role models for both of us. I’d love to come up with a title for the both of them. Something like a “godparent” but for our marriage. Suggestions? They would walk right after our matron of honor and best man, before my niece and another church member. I’d love to give them a role in the wedding as our “marriage godparent” but can’t find/think of a proper term for them.
Any suggestions/input is appreciated!!
Post # 2
They sound like a “mentor couple”.
Post # 3
purenuptial : Don’t have a name suggesstion but I just wanted to say how blessed you are to not only have family, but chuch family to help support your marriage!
Post # 4
There is such a thing as a godparent of the wedding. My friend who is Mexican Catholic had this. Like you they were a married couple who could help guide them in their marriage. The couple didn’t walk down the aisle but they were at the front and I think read a prayer and put the lasso over them …
Post # 5
My husband and I were asked to do this for a young couple at our church. We did not walk in with the wedding party but were called up during the service. The pastor explained that we were commiting to praying for the couple throughout their first year of marriage. We took communion with them. I do not remember what they called us in the ceremony, but we were called their mentors that first year.
Post # 6
I would ask your priest or religious officiant if there is a term they would suggest.
Post # 7
In Romania that’s exactly what we call them: godparents. All couples getting married in the church (Eastern Orthodox) have to choose their godparents, which is usually another more experienced married couple. But many times they are just a couple that is close to the bride and groom. They call them godparents, but also spiritual parents.
Post # 8
I live in west africa and here they also call them godparents.
Post # 9
sensoda : here, a good parent is more of a parent for a new baby. They vow to care for the children’s and help them grow with God/ make sure they are raised to know God’s love. I want a title that’s more about a role model for marriage, and keeping a Christ centered marriage. I feel like utilizing the term “godparent” would confuse guests, especially since my fiancee already was baptized as a child with a godparent.