Post # 1
I’ve already asked my Maid/Matron of Honor and 3 bridesmaids. (They all said yes). I thought I was all set. My sister asked me out of nowhere if she was a bridesmaid and it caught me off guard. To make a long story short, I’m not that close with them (7 and 17 years younger than me) because we don’t live together. They have a different mother and my father is not invited to the wedding. But I’d still like them to have a part in the wedding.
Aside from making her a bridesmaid, is there something else I could do to include her in the wedding? My first thought was to have her walk our grandmother down the aisle. I also thought about having her to a reading but nixed that idea because we’re getting married at the reception hall and would like to keep the ceremony as short as possible.
Our youngest sister will be 10 for the wedding and I felt that she would be too old to be a flower girl. How could I include her as well?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
You could have them both be ushers (seating guests), and also have them escort family members down the aisle?
Another possible role: have one of your sisters watch the gift table, and make sure that gifts don’t go missing!
Post # 4
Your 10 year old sister could be a junior bridesmaid. Like Mr. Bee recommended, have her watch the gift table to look over the guestbook.
Post # 5
I like the idea of having your sisters escort your grandma down the aisle; that’s what I did and it turned out really well. Also, if you’re doing any pre-wedding beauty stuff you could invite them to do that with you, too (i.e. get you nails, hair, or makeup done with you and your bms). Finally, you said you nixed the idea of having them do a reading in order to keep the ceremony short, but could you have them do a quick prayer or read a quick quote during the reception? Like instead of a toast, you would give them the short (a couple sentences) reading so that they could participate in that part, too.