5 Ways to Include Your Friends in Your Wedding
You want to share your wedding with the people you love, but not everyone can fit in your wedding party. Never fear, there are ways you can get them involved in your celebrations. You might have your family helping out with your prep, but if you have friends who are offering to their services in the run up to the wedding then you can totally get them involved!
If you have people available to help you with your wedding preparations then there are lots of areas where they can help make your life easier. Putting together and mailing out invitations, can be dull and time-consuming, so why not invite some friends to make an evening of it. You can also get friends together for some of the DIY elements of your wedding – doing it together is quicker and much more fun!
You might have a friend who is willing to play a big part in your wedding ceremony and be your officiant! For your friend to become ordained they will usually be nondenominational or interfaith, and some places will ordain people online. You will have to do your research to find out if the marriage will be legal in your area, or if you will have to do more to make your ceremony legally binding.
Do you have a friend who can play an instrument or is a talented singer? If you know someone who's musically talented then ask them if they would like to perform during your ceremony. That way you get live music and can get them involved by providing their skills.
If your friends have children then you could include them in your ceremony! If they have children under 10 then they would make perfect ring bearers or train bearers. They could also be flower girls if you haven't already got a family member fulfilling the role.
There are duties that are outside those of your wedding party that are perfect roles for your friends on the big day. For your male friends the role of ushering guests to their seats is a great way for them to be involved. You could get another one of your friends to take charge of the guest book (although it's not the most glamorous job at a wedding). Friends can also be on hand to deal with any issues that arise, should they be needed.