Easy Ways to Incorporate Friends Into Your Wedding
You’ve had the wedding of your dreams in your head since you were a little girl. There’s just one small problem: all those demands from various family members to be included! If your parents insist that all of your cousins and step-siblings be included unless you want a huge bridal party here are great idea’s to keep your nearest and dearest feeling special, it’s easy for you to feel like there’s no room for the people you actually want in your bridal party. What’s a bride to do? Time to get crafty. Here are easy ways to include family members in your wedding without making them part of the bridal party.
Ushers help your guests find their seats, give out programs, and serve as all-purpose greeters. This job is perfect for a friendly family member or friend.
Readers or Candle Lighters
A memorial candle is a great way to honour the departed—in addition to honouring a beloved living loved one who lights the candle. Likewise, if you plan to have readings at your wedding, consider asking a special cousin or friend of your parents to do the honours.
Use Their Talents
Start scouring your friends list and you may be surprised by how many truly talented people you see. So take advantage of those talents! Ask a talented friend or family member to sing, or your brother-in-law to play guitar at your wedding. Many performers love a chance to showcase their talents, and in allowing them to do so, you provide yourself a low-cost—or even free—way to entertain your guests.
Thank Them in the Program
If you really jut want to make a beloved family member feel special, then don’t make him or her work. Instead, simply give the loved one a nod in your program, thanking them for contributing to your life, marriage, or wedding in whatever way they have.