8 Special Ways to Include Your Siblings in Your Wedding

Sure, your partner completes you, but no one gets you quite like your siblings do. They've been there through thick and thin, good hair days and bad, and all the messy breakups and makeups in your life. So, in honor of National Siblings Day, we've rounded up all the fun ways you can include your brothers and sisters in your big day. They may put some embarrassing childhood photos in the slideshow at your rehearsal dinner or try to humiliate you during their toast at the reception, but you know you wouldn't have it any other way.

Put them in the party.

Your siblings have been by your side since day one, so why not ask them to stand by your side as you say “I do”? Including your bro or sis in the bridal party ensures they’ll be there whenever you need them, from those early-stage planning problems to the last drink at the after-party.
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Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash

Have them host.

Does your sister know how to throw an epic party? Have her step in and run your bridal shower or bachelorette bash! Is your brother is a grill master? He might be the man to run your low-key backyard BBQ rehearsal dinner. Either way, your siblings know you best so they’ll def put something special together in your honor.

Have THEM say “yes” to the dress. 

Your sister will most definitely be with you as you try on dresses, but why not invite your brother to stop by when you think you’ve found THE dress? You know his approval means the world to you, so give him a chance to weigh in before the big day.
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Photo by Chalo Garcia on Unsplash

Send them a to-do list.

You know your siblings like the back of your hand, so you understand their special talents. If your brother likes to build, have him create your ceremony arch. If your sister likes to sew, have her add a little “something blue” to the inside of your dress. Having them get involved in all those little details will help your big day feel oh-so-personal.

Sing us a song…

Okay, so maybe you can’t carry a tune, but what about your siblings? If they’re more musically inclined, have them play a tune during the ceremony or sing a special song during the reception. Just pack some extra tissues to your day-of emergency kit because there WILL be waterworks.

Let them lead.

If you're having a non-religious ceremony and looking for a non-traditional officiant, your brother or sister might just be the man or woman for the job. Not only will they feel honored, but your ceremony will also feel super sentimental. Just be sure to make them an official officiant by getting them properly ordained.
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Photo by zelle duda on Unsplash

Ask them to walk your grandparents down the aisle.

Planning on having your grandparents process down the aisle? You might need someone to help escort them, especially if one of your grandparents is walking alone. Not only will this help avoid any aisle mishaps, but it will also result in some pretty amazing photo ops.

Use something of theirs in your big day.

Are your siblings already hitched? Ask if you can use something special from their big day in yours! Your sister’s veil or your brother’s cufflinks would be perfect for your “something borrowed.”