- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
I am having a problem deciding who to include in our bridal party. We are planning on each having four people stand up with us. My fiance is including his (only) brother and 3 friends. I am having my sister as my maid of honor +2 friends…the third is the problem. I have a brother about my age who my fiance is not including on his side because they are not close. I am deciding whether to include my brother’s wife/sister-in-law as my 4th attendant. Her and I are not super close (and the same goes for my brother), but I do see her on a regular basis and am planning on having her son/my nephew as our ring bearer. It would either be her as my fourth attendant or another friend of mine.
I would feel bad not including my brother and sister-in-law in the wedding, but when the date comes, they will have a young baby (4 monts old) as well as their 4 year old son, and if they dont take care of the children during the ceremony, another family member will have to. I was thinking of asking them to each walk with one of the children down the isle – one as our ring bearer, and the other, depending on whether its a boy or girl, be a little flower girl or second ring bearer, and also have them dress as the wedding party does for pictures and designation of family.
Any opinions on this plan or other options for these family members?