Post # 1
Yesterday’s post about family and sibling in wedding made me think of having my younger sisters be part of my wedding, they are 16 and 14. I was thinking having them greet and seat people at the ceremony and/or pass out favors at the reception. I have a small wedding party, Maid/Matron of Honor (SIL), Bridesmaid or Best Man (Brother) and Ring Barer (Little Brother), I would love for them to feel they are part of my wedding. Any suggestions, bees? I am thinking of making an invitation to make them feel special and not just being handed and job or task. How can I word an invitation for them?
Post # 3
If you are having readings during the ceremony you can also ask them to read. Also you can give them a corsage or a posy to denote that they are special persons even if not in the bridal party.
Post # 4
I like Chela’s suggestions- ask them to do a reading, perhaps have them be part of the procession (they could go down before/after/with your mom), get them a corsage to wear, ask them to hand out programs (unless you want them with you before the ceremony!), reserve seats for them in the front row(s) for the ceremony, have a seat of honor for them at the reception.
Post # 5
My Fi and I have 6 sisters between us, so we decided to nix the bridal party all together. Instead, we’ll have our 2 oldest sisters be readers. One of Fi’s siters is no longer coming, and one of my sisters will no longer be there either. The 2 other sisters are going to be in the processional, escorting my Grandma and my nephew down the aisle. I also invited all the sisters to come do manicures, pedicures, and hair and makeup on the wedding day, or just come to the salon with us to hang out and get ready.
Whatever tasks you ask your sisters to be a part of, I think an invitation would be really nice. Could you say something about how important it is to you to have them involved? I typically prefer a meaningful, personalized note to a generic invite, but you could probably find some cute little poems or something on the internet.
Post # 6
I like the idea of having them be escorts. Instead of having your ushers escort the MOG, MOB to their seats, they could do it. And they’d get to be in photos!