It's tradition in my fi's family to jump the brrom, and it's important to him so we're totally going to do it. BUT... I've never been to a wedding where I've seen it done or anything and I'm not sure to ask. I talked to fi, but he's a guy, and he hasn't been to a wedding in like 20 years.
First off, is there any particular way I should or shouldn't decorate it? He said ribbons and flowers, but I wasn't sure if any of that had any specific symbolism or anything. I'm thinking not, but want to make sure.
Second, who carries the broom into the ceremony? Does it matter? We're having a very small Vegas wedding, so we won't have a chance to stash it up front ahead of time, so I thought maybe my son could carry it in since he's standing up with me and will walk in with the bridesmaids but will have empty hands. And who puts it down for us? Fi wants his groomsmen to do it, but a lot of the online stuff says stuff about the moms or something. Is that the norm, or does it not matter?
Third, I've seen some poems/explanations and such to be read at the ceremony online, but I can't really find one I like. If anyone has done it and could share theirs, or has any good links, it would be appreciated. I'm pretty sure everyone there will know what's going on since it's a small group, so we'll probably just skip it if I don't find anything. I'm looking for something non-religious since we're atheists, but I can likely rewrite the right poem/saying.
If there is anything else this white girl is forgetting about it, please share as well. Thanks all!