(Closed) Special Place for Step Sister

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Could you have her do a reading?

Post # 4
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

reading a special message/poem?

guestbook/monies in charge/gift person?

Post # 5
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

ceremony:  candlelighter, reader

Post # 6
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have four sisters and two SILs, so I included them in other ways instead of making them members of the bridal party.  The day before the wedding, all of us girls went to salon together and got our nails done.  On the wedding day, they were all invited to go to the salon with me and get hair and makeup done.  All the girls were invited to get dressed with me in the bridal room, too.  My oldest sister and my oldest SIL were readers during the ceremony, and all of the girls walked down the aisle during the processional and were introduced during toasts.  Basically, I tried to include all of my sisters and SILs in the bridal party activities without giving them any of the bridal party responsibilities (paying for a dress, throwing parties, etc…). 

Post # 8
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

You could have your step-sis do a toast during the reception or MC some of the reception events.  Maybe she’d like to announce your entrance into the reception?  If you’re religious, she could give the prayer before dinner. 

Post # 9
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

I wanted to be really careful to include my sister (27) and step sister (17) equally. They are both my “best girls” and are involved in planning. Also in our program, I’m listing them both in the wedding party as sister of the bride, and not differentiating.

I think it’s great you want to include her. Have you asked her if there’s something that she’d like to do to be a part of the wedding? Is there something she’s particularly good at? I like the idea of having her announce you/MC part of the reception and possibly making a toast. Maybe find out what’s she’s good at or would like to do to contribute and be a bigger part of the wedding.


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