It’s traditional for children of the bride and groom to be incorporated into the wedding ceremony as flower girl or ring bearer, and involving your child in your wedding is a great way to show how much you care about them. But what if your child is an adult? It may take more creativity, but you have a lot of options when it comes to giving your adult child a role in your special day. Here are a few things your kid can do in your wedding.
Best Man or Maid of Honor
If the groom wants his son by his side, there’s no better way to do that than making him the best man. The best man usually has the responsibility of arranging a bachelor party and giving a speech or reading at the ceremony, and putting your son in the role shows a great deal of love and trust for him.
The same goes for making your daughter the maid of honor! Maids of honor typically have a hand in the wedding planning process as the bride’s right-hand, and they can also plan a special bachelorette party and give a speech during the ceremony. This is a great role for your adult daughter, and working together to plan the wedding of your dreams can bring the two of you even closer together.
Perform a Ceremony Reading
Although ceremony readings are traditionally given by mothers of the bride and groom, not every mother is going to be up to the task. A great alternative is to give the role to your adult child. Let them pick a reading that means a lot to them and give your child the spotlight during the ceremony.
Give your child a key role on your special day by letting them marry you off! This is a great way to make your wedding feel more personal and sentimental. Many states are vague about who can officiate a wedding ceremony, and it might be as simple as filling out an online form. However, you might want to check with your city clerk’s office to ensure your child will legally be able to marry you and your spouse.
Giving Away the Bride
If the bride’s father can’t or doesn’t want to give her away, don’t be afraid to stray away from tradition and give the job to your adult child instead. This role is traditionally filled by a man, but who says your daughter can’t walk you down the aisle?
Give a Reception Toast
Whether funny or sentimental, your child has a lot of material to share with your reception guests. Let your child lead the reception crowd in celebrating your marriage. Just be sure to keep your pool of reception toasters small to enhance the importance of those who have the honor of speaking.
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