Chicago Wedding Blog http://chicagoweddingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Chicago-Wedding-Blog.png Chicago Wedding Blog2012-01-06 14:18:512012-01-06 14:18:51Ten Ways to Involve Loved Ones In Your Wedding
Your wedding day is a great opportunity to celebrate and honor the men and women who mean so much to you in life. Here are ten ways to involve family, friends, and coworkers of all ages in your wedding festivities…
- An obvious way to involve those closest to you is by asking them to participate in your bridal party as a bridesmaid or groomsmen, with the highest honors going to the maid/matron of honor and best man.
- If your bridal party is getting too large, but you’d still like a dear pal to be involved, invite him or her to be an honorary bridesmaid or groomsmen, or, if he or she is between the ages of 9 and 16, a junior bridesmaid or groomsmen.
- Bring together the pint-sized people most special to you by inviting them to serve as ring bearers or flower girls during the ceremony.
- Grab a few gal or guy pals and ask them to serve as guestbook attendants, greeting guests as they arrive at the wedding or reception and ensuring that they sign the guestbook.
- During the wedding ceremony, select a few friends or loved ones to perform a reading of a favorite scripture, poem, or quote.
- Musically gifted friends can add a personal touch to your wedding day by singing or playing an instrument during the ceremony or at the reception.
- Choose a few upbeat friends to dole out programs to guests as they arrive at the wedding.
- If you’re hosting a Christian ceremony, ask a few children between the ages of 10 and 13 to light candles on the altar before the nuptials begin.
- Men who aren’t serving as groomsmen can fill in as ushers, welcoming guests and escorting them to their seats.
- Personalize your wedding ceremony even more by asking a close friend or relative to officiate the nuptials.