7 cool ways to include your children on your
Having your children at your wedding is a special part of your marriage celebration.
For many couples, having them attend just as guests isn’t enough.
They want them to be an integral part of the ceremony and reception.
While some couples have young children, others have teenagers or grown-up children, sometimes from previous relationships or marriages.
Blending the families together in your wedding ceremony can set your life together off on the right footing.
So, here are seven cool ways to help your children feel a big part of your special day:
Get their input on the theme, the colours, the venue, the food, and the entertainment.
If they feel invested in it beforehand, they’ll feel a big part of it on the day.
A marriage where you already have children is about cementing the family together.
So, why not say that in your vows? Your children are already the most important part of your lives. Making them a part of your vows seems only natural.
Having an important role such as this really involves your child. Most will feel honoured to be asked to do it.
Do you have talented youngsters who can sing, dance, or act? Create a slot for them to showcase their talents at some point in the day. Be wary of asking shy youngsters to do this – you’ll be the best judge of whether your child could cope with the attention or thrive on it.
The traditional roles for children at a wedding are ideal for making young children feel involved. Carrying the flowers or the rings is still an important part of most wedding ceremonies.
Asking your children to be table hosts at your wedding reception, for example, looking after your guests helps them to feel grown up and a big part of your day.
It may be tempting to seat all the children together on one table. That, however, inevitably means one or two grown-ups spend most of their time taking care of the young ‘uns! Instead, having a child with a grown-up buddy on several tables can ensure as many people as possible get to enjoy your day, and the care for your youngsters is shared more fairly.
Worried about what they’ll say about their mum and dad? You may well be surprised!
Ask them to write a speech beforehand so you can see it.
Each relationship with a child is different, so make your own judgements about whether they’ll be happy to do it and understand the boundaries.
What they have to say may well be witty, funny, and give the room that warm wedding feeling.
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