I read a post that made me wonder about how to involve my twelve year old sister. This is what we've thought of:
- She's wearing a special dress of her choosing. The dress will not be the same colour as the bridesmaids because she doesn't think that charcoal grey is "pretty" lol, but I'm not sure what colour it will be. Basically, I'm making a big deal about her dress (sending her pictures of dresses I like, shopping with her when it's time, etc) because she's really excited but she can essentially choose to wear anything her parents are fine with [it's an unusual family situation, no point in getting into it now]
- Her father will hold the rings until we're all at the ceremony venue, she's holding on to them during the ceremony and bringing them to us when it's time. Surprisingly, she's very excited about having this responsibility. She asks me all types of questions about what kind of box they'll be in, how she'll know when to bring them, etc… It's adorable.
- She will be getting ready with us on the day of the wedding and I'll buy her a gift.
- She may walk down the aisle before the other bridesmaids (but she's not sure she'll want to because people could think she is a flower girl lol, we're waiting until closer to the wedding so she can decide what she wants to do).
This seems like a pretty good way to involve her, but perhaps someone has another idea for us! She's such a sweet little girl and I absolutely adore her.