Children have the unique ability to steal the spotlight of the event in the best way possible… just by being themselves. If you have children in your life that you would like to be a part of your wedding, you may want to consider these ideas.
Giving your little love a title such as “junior bridesmaid” or “junior groomsmen” is an honor that they will remember. They can wear an outfit similar to the rest of the bridal party and participate in all of the events (except bachelor and bachelorette parties, obviously). If the child is a bit older, you can enlist them to make a DIY project to be displayed during the wedding reception or ceremony. If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional escort to walk the bride down the aisle, you can request your child to be the escort. This job is especially sweet for blended families, as your child can symbolically hand off their mother to her new groom.
Flower Girl & Ring Bearer
These roles are often held by younger children and can be so fun to watch. Young babies can also take part in the role of flower girl or ring bearer with the help of a wagon to tote them along, or another family member carrying them down the aisle.
Reading A Special Passage
To include children in the ceremony, they can write their own special message to the newlyweds or select a special poem or passage from a book to recite to express their thoughts. Alternatively, if the young one is especially talented with a musical instrument, they can perform a song.
Get Them To Dance
During the reception, plan a special dance between the bride, groom, and children that attend. Not only is this extremely endearing to watch, but it also makes the kids feel special and celebrated during the party. Make sure you tell your photographer to capture these memories too!
Did you use any of these tips to include kids in your wedding event? If so, we’d love to hear all about it. Contact us to let us know!
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