Your wedding ceremony will be one of the most special parts of the Big Day. Why not use this opportunity to include your children and shine the spotlight on them? Your little ones will feel so special being a part of your wedding ceremony and the rest of your guests are guaranteed to shed a tear or two! Want to include your children in your wedding ceremony? Then continue reading.
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Page Boy and Flower Girl
A really sweet way to include your children in your wedding ceremony is to invite them to be a page boy or flower girl. Depending on how young your children are, they could either walk down the aisle alone, with each other, or with an adult. Alternatively, if they’re feeling very confident, your child/children could walk you down the aisle!
Bridesmaid or Groomsman
Older children may feel totally comfortable being included in the wedding party as a bridesmaid or groomsman, or even a junior bridesmaid or junior groomsman. Decide how appropriate this will be based on their age and comfort levels.
As guests walk into the wedding ceremony, why not have your children join the wedding party in welcoming guests?
Hand out confetti
This is a very sweet task that doesn’t require much from your children. All they’ve got to do is hold a basket or box with confetti as guests walk out of the ceremony venue. We recommend having an adult present to take charge of the box and to assist if the children get nervous.
Bouquet and rings
Ask your younger children to hold onto the bouquet or rings! They will feel so special during the ceremony.
There are a number of ways to include the kids in the wedding vows! All of these will depend on your unique family dynamics:
- Mention your children in your vows or prayers.
- During the ring exchange, present each child with a gift (their own rings, or a token).
- Share special promises with them.
- Invite your children to join in the unity ceremony.
For more ways to entertain the children and give them the best wedding day experience, take a listen to this:
Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.