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Just Said Yes August 2020

Honorary Bridesmaid

Evon, on May 28, 2020 at 11:38 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 12
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Having a small wedding less than 70 guest...I think:~ Anyway, I have one matron of honor and best man; My daughter is a special needs adult and I want her to be a part of the wedding somehow. Will it be appropriate for her to be a honorary bridesmaid? My idea is for her to be escorted in by her brother and have a seat on the front row. We are also having a candlelight moment with my two children and his two sons; symbol of blending the families together

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Latest activity by Evon, on May 28, 2020 at 2:43 PM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I don't think you need to have a name for it in terms of her role. my brother and his wife weren't directly a part of my wedding party but they still walked in the processional too.

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    Evon ·
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    Good suggestion....thank you

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  • Kerin
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    Kerin ·
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    I think that will be a beautiful way to make her feel included. We are having FH's son and daughter escort him to the alter and my 2 daughters give me away (my dad is absent from my life, though, so a little different than normal circumstances).

    We are also thanking each of our kids, including our daughter in law, and our grandchildren on the program.

    There is no rule as to whom you can acknowledge as a special person in your life either in your ceremony, on paper, or at the reception. I'm sure your daughter will love this. Smiley heart

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    Evon ·
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    That's was my thought as well because she so much wants to be a part of this celebration. She has a beautiful dress that is in the color scheme of our wedding. My mother and only sister are deceased.

    Just thought about giving her some type of acknowledgement to feel she's involved without being actually involved.....Thank you!

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    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    Can you just call her a bridesmaid without the "honorary?" It's your wedding and your daughter, so bridesmaid can mean anything you want it to, as long as you think it will make your daughter happy, too.

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  • Hillary
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    My sister in law is autistic and my husband thought it wouldn’t be a good idea to have her as a bridesmaid, as she would be uncomfortable with the long period of photos(she’ll come to the venue with her mom when it’s time for family photos) and standing up during the ceremony. So I asked her to be an honorary bridesmaid. She was so excited, it made me so happy! We got married on our date in April but will have a “vow renewal” ceremony and reception next year. She will be in a bridesmaid dress but she’ll walk down the aisle with her mom and step dad.
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    Evon ·
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    Yes!...thank youSmiley smile)

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    Evon ·
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    I agree Maggie.

    Just didn't want to be using terminology that wasn't appropriateSmiley smile

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  • Courtney
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    Courtney ·
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    I think making her a bridesmaid is nice! She can participate in any way she and you are comfortable with. I don’t think it necessarily has to be “honorary” as she can be a bridesmaid from her seat in the front row.
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    Evon ·
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    I agree as well. Just spoke with my wedding coordinator and she stated she's going to be escorted in with the wedding party and listed on the program as "Daughter of the Bride"

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  • Elizabeth
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    Elizabeth ·
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    This sounds like such a beautiful option! I love it.

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    Evon ·
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    Thank you!

    All of you have been SOOOO helpfulSmiley smile))

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