No matter whether you are tying the knot for the first time, or you are a parent who is divorced, finding ways to include your children in your wedding will make them feel more excited. Plus, they will feel like a special part of your big day. After all, for those with children, a wedding is often about more than the couple, it’s about the family. So, let’s take a look at some of the sweetest ways to include your children in your wedding day…
Have them as your ring bearer and/or flower girl
This is the easiest and often most significant way to include your children on your wedding day. By giving them such a special role, they will feel important. They will love the opportunity to walk down the aisle before their parent(s) do.
Include them in wedding ring shopping
One way to make your children feel special is to include them in wedding ring shopping. Of course, this does not mean that they are going to have the final say or that you have to take them around endless jewelers. Nowadays, you can easily find wedding rings online like these Tacori wedding rings. Your child is bound to have great fun looking through all of the different rings that are available and making suggestions.
Have them perform at your wedding
A lot of kids love nothing more than singing or dancing at every opportunity. If your little one always puts on a performance every time you have guests around, why not let them do so at your wedding? Allowing your child to have a moment in the spotlight will mean the world to them. For example, they could perform their own dance after you and your partner have enjoyed your traditional first dance.
Ask them to walk you down the aisle
Needless to say; this is an option that may not appeal to everyone. You may want to go for the traditional approach of getting your father to walk you down the aisle. However, if you are getting married for the second time or your dad is no longer with you, why not ask your kids to walk you down the aisle instead?
Write them in your vows
Recognising your children in your vows is a great way to make them special and included. It is also vital to remind them that you are not only committed to your partner, but you are committed to being a family. If the person you are marrying is not your children’s biological parent, it can be easy for kids to assume that your wedding means they are being pushed aside. Including your children in your views is an easy way to show them that this is not the case.
Get them to create their own signature drink
This is a fun way to include your kids on your wedding day. You can get them to create their own non-alcoholic drink for the drinks reception. While your guests sip on champagne or a cocktail, all the kids and anyone who is not drinking can enjoy your little one’s very own concoction.
Contributed courtesy of Sam.
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