Post # 1
I’ve got a dilemma and was hoping I could get some ideas! I’m getting married this summer (not the dilemma.. haha). I have two cousins that I want to feel included in the wedding (ceremony or reception), but idk how to… they are both girls, one will be going into 8th and the other into 10th grade. Can you think of any jobs/roles that I could offer them? We’re a pretty close family and I’d hate to have them be the only non-included ones! Thanks!
Post # 3
Do you have ushers already? They could be your hostesses and greet and seat people for the ceremony 🙂
Just thought of a couple more ideas: If you’re doing a photo booth or something fun like that you could put them in charge of it. They could help find fun items for it and set everything up plus you’d save additional photographer costs if they were snapping photos for this side project. Also, what about using a video camera for an additional guest book. The girls could carry it around an interview family and friends or ask people to record you some well wishes 🙂
Post # 4
FI has two cousins that were crushed when I didn’t ask them to be my bridesmaids. So I asked them to be my usherettes at the reception. They were perfectly happy to be involved in some way.
Post # 5
If they’re not too shy, you could possibly ask them to read a poem or something at the ceremony. You could even work with them to help pick out the reading. Just an idea.
Post # 6
these ideas are SOOO helpful! thank you soo much!
Post # 7
I’m very close with my cousins (I’m an only child and they are more like brothers to me) so they had to be included in our wedding. The two older boys (will be 13 & 14 when we’re married next year) will be our “ushers” and the youngest (will be 6) is our ring bearer.
I say “ushers” because they won’t actually be seating our guests, they will each escort either our grandmother or FI’s grandmother and then they will loop back around and both escort my mom down the aisle.
Let me tell you, these kids are EXCITED! You could have them do something like this if they’re comfortable with it.