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I am finalizing the ceremony programs and am stumped on "definitions" for the following people.

A bit of a back story:

We are getting married in a conservatory and my mom wanted there to be some religious elements so we will be displaying a handmade Ethiopian cross that I brought back when I traveled there(very intricate and decorative.)

My sister's boyfriend is making the stand that it will sit on. Want to thank him in the program: Stand creator? (sounds lame)

My fiance's cousin is 11 and wearing a pretty dress but I wanted to give her an important job other than flower girl (too old) or jr. bridesmaid (I always thought was cheesy) so she will be the Cross Carrier (also lame)

Finally my former boss did a great deal of lying and orchestrating to help my fiance make our engagement happen. She is coming of course and has made a compilation of the emails/contacts they made to make the engagement happen. As a result she will be wearing a corsage and I want to mention her name in the program. Best name so far: Engagement Orchestrator

Any ideas in or outside of the box would be awesome!

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    For the cross thing, I would probably make it into a paragraph rather than just titles.  Something like:

    The cross displayed was handmade in Ethiopia.  It is displayed on a stand created by the talented Mr. John Doe.  It will be carried to the front by the Groom's (use his name) cousin, HerNameHere.

    For your former boss, you might just include a special shout out or thank you, like: The bride and groom would like to give a special thank you to Ms. Jane Smith for her help in orchestrating Groom's proposal!  Her support means so much to the newlyweds.
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    We did a "special thanks" section of our program, and just listed the name of the people who'd been extra helpful.  That way I was able to single out the MOH and the groomswoman who'd done a lot of extra help, as well as acknowledging the friend who'd done my hat and henna and my BIL who ran the music for the ceremony.  We didn't spell out what they were doing, just listed the names.
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    I like Dani's suggestion to write it as a narrative.  It just sounds more gracious than trying to make up "titles" that your guests will have to try to decipher.
    "Trix, it's what they/our parents wanted. Why so judgemental? And why is your wedding date over a year and a half ago? And why do you not have a groom's name? And why have you posted over 12,000 posts? And why do you always say mean things to brides?" palegirl146
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    I would do a "special thanks" section.

    Special thanks are due to:

    Mr John Doe for building the stand for our cross
    Ms Jane Doe for carrying/setting up the cross
    Ms Jane Doe 2 for helping orchestrate the proposal
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    Thank you, this is definitely more personal than "titles"
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_ceremony-ideas_wordsmiths-come-forth?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:10Discussion:4b6296cc-dada-4cc9-a524-c019ee04426dPost:58df858b-1e61-4269-9acc-c6eadb69ebe5">Re: Wordsmiths come forth</a>:
    [QUOTE]For the cross thing, I would probably make it into a paragraph rather than just titles.  Something like: The cross displayed was handmade in Ethiopia.  It is displayed on a stand created by the talented Mr. John Doe.  It will be carried to the front by the Groom's (use his name) cousin, HerNameHere. For your former boss, you might just include a special shout out or thank you, like: The bride and groom would like to give a special thank you to Ms. Jane Smith for her help in orchestrating Groom's proposal!  Her support means so much to the newlyweds.
    Posted by danieliza1127[/QUOTE]

    THIS

    You could also thank your boss in a toast. I set up some friends, and they toasted me during the wedding for getting them together. I was not expecting it, and it actually meant a lot to me that they singled me out and thanked me, because, without me (as they put it), this day would never have happened. <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-embarassed.gif" border="0" alt="Embarassed" title="Embarassed" />
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    For the person making the stand, I would thank the talented ...... for their "creative design of the cross display" and for the person carrying it "thanks to ..... for so reverently placing our cross heirloom"  I really love the part about t it being handmade in Ethiopia
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