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sandye Thu 14-Feb-19 18:44:22

Getting married for the second time and as older people we do not want to pay heaps of money out. Between us we have 7 younger grandchildren. 5 are girls so pretty dresses from the matalan asda etc are what we have decided on. However we have 2 boys aged 7 and we feel 5 girls are enough for a registry office wedding, any ideas what role we could give to the boys to make them feel involved?

Maybelle Thu 14-Feb-19 19:43:40

Could they take part as ushers / greeters at the registry office,

MissAdventure Thu 14-Feb-19 19:46:32

Could one of them be the 'ring holder' for the best man? smile

silverlining48 Thu 14-Feb-19 19:55:56

Congratulations, not sure what to suggest re boys but am sure you will all have a wonderful day.
(And nothing wrong with asda/matalan)

grandtanteJE65 Sat 16-Feb-19 13:42:37

Congratulations. Hope you have a wonderful wedding and a marvellous life together.

Could the seven year old boys help addressing invitations, or stand on either side of their (new?) granddad at the ceremony? I assume the grils are your bridesmaids, so the boys could be his pages or mini bestmen, perhaps.

paddyann Sat 16-Feb-19 13:48:20

get them to escort people to their seats and hand out hymn sheets ,the things ushers are supposed to do and often dont

grannysue05 Sat 16-Feb-19 13:50:38

Sandye congratulations on your forthcoming wedding.
My DH and I celebrated our Golden Wedding a few years ago and had a church service to renew our vows.
We had the same dilemma as you with four young GS's to be given a role.
As the weather was extremely warm, they had a lovely job giving out fans to all the guests arriving at church.
Perhaps something or small bags of sweets for guests.
Good luck. flowers

MacCavity2 Sat 16-Feb-19 16:19:15

Wishing you both every happiness I’m sure your day will be lovely whatever you choose.

sandye Mon 18-Feb-19 19:35:18

Thank you all, I like the idea of ring bearers or to give out hymn sheets. Just hope the weather is good

Jalima1108 Mon 18-Feb-19 19:57:51

Yes, ushers (left side bride, right side groom!) and handing out the orders of service.
They will feel very important, as they surely will be.


mcem Mon 18-Feb-19 20:30:20

My DGS took his ring bearer responsibilities very seriously and 3 years later is still proud that he carried out his duties so well. You could have 2 of them.
Greeting and ushering are equally important!
Have a lovely day and be happy that you have all these lovely DGC as well as a new husband!
(Ps TK Maxx also have range of suitable dresses).

Jalima1108 Mon 18-Feb-19 20:31:17

BHS used to do lovely bridesmaids' dresses sad

Maggiemaybe Mon 18-Feb-19 21:35:15

One of my DDs got some lovely little bridesmaids' dresses (new, white satin with coloured sashes and petticoats) from eBay for next to nothing. Oh, I'm feeling envy - I love a good wedding!

Nannarose Mon 18-Feb-19 21:56:33

If someone can do simple dress making, then matching waistcoats for the boys look nice with plain trousers and white shirt.

MissAdventure Mon 18-Feb-19 22:03:33

It sounds like it's going to be a beautiful day, whatever the weather.
Congratulations! smile

stella1949 Tue 19-Feb-19 00:49:35

When we got married a few years ago, I wore a pink dress and DH wore a white suit. We had a few little children there , so I just told the parents that pink was the "wedding colour" for the kids. They all wore different things, but pink was the general theme. The photos are gorgeous !

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