Weddings: A Role for the Whole Family

Your special day is approaching, and you can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with your special someone. But first, let me take a… wedding! Yes! The wedding is supposed to be a magical day where you’re going to feel like a princess stepping into a carriage with your prince charming… If only it weren’t so many things that could potentially make you stress out and flip out at your own wedding. Luckily, your helpful wedding planner is there to be your right hand and make your wishes come true, from the seating arrangements to the flower choice in your bouquet.

You have to remember however that your special day is not a special day only for you. Your whole family will want to be involved in the realization of this event as much as possible, and it is important for you to make them feel important. From the little ones to your mom, dad and siblings, everyone will want to pitch in and if you don’t n give them clear assignments, all hell might break loose.

Flower Girl and Ring Bearer

flower girls 2Let’s start with the smallest of family members. This can be done by either your young siblings, usually between six and ten years of age. If you don’t have a sibling that young, this could also be done by your young cousins or kids of your friends. If you get a pretty poof dress and a pastel flower basket for your flower girl and a mini suit for your ring bearer they will feel like they are a big and important part of the wedding, and they will most likely act accordingly.

wedding ringsMaid of Honor and Best Man

wedding cakeThese are typically either brothers and sisters, or your best friends. This is a very significant role in a wedding, as these two are considered the main responsible for organizing the bachelor/ette party and giving the bride and groom the best goodbye party they have ever had. This might also mean some financial investment, and the people chosen for these roles should be made aware of these things.

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

It is obvious that anyone chosen to be in the wedding should obviously be someone close to the happy couple. There isn’t a typical number of bridesmaids and, but it is best if there is an equal number of both. For bridesmaids, the bride will usually pick her sister or a close friend, and sometimes even her fiancé’s friend as a symbol of a truly joint family. Similarly, the groom will chose his groomsmen.

These are the people closest to you, which will stand by your side during the whole ceremony, but most likely also as friends for the rest of your life. Always be careful to choose wisely, and not hurt anyone’s feelings. Now grab your favorite people and head on to the dance floor. With all the rice in your hair and adrenaline pumping through your body, just soak it all up and enjoy your night. And make sure to smile for the camera, these photos will last you a lifetime.

Ariel Bellamy is an open-minded blogger who takes care that her words are well written, sharply witty and unconditionally true. She focuses on all things green – in battle for Earth, and all things healthy – as in battle for happiness. 

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