you and your partner already have children together or you already have children from a previous relationship, you will probably already be thinking of ways to include them in your special day and finding special moments to make them feel part of the experience.
It will get them feeling excited about the day and their future family status.
There are many ways that you can do this, depending on their age and confidence. It might be a good idea initially to ask them if they would like to have any special role in the wedding day or lead up to the day, to ensure they feel part of the journey with you.
The most classic of course is to have you little girl/s as Flower Girl. They will love dressing up and walking down the aisle with their Mum. Likewise, for the boys, Ring Bearer is a great way to give the boys a responsibility.
If they are a little older, more official roles would be Maid of Honour or Groomsman, these are a perfect way to incorporate the children into the day and the lead up to the event.
Include the children in your vows and put together thoughtful and touching comments to make sure they feel part of the experience with you both and part of your future together.
Present the child or children with a piece of jewellery or gift as a memento from the day. This can be part of the ceremony when the couple exchange rings.
If they are confident to make a speech or read out a poem during the ceremony this is a beautiful way for the children to share this moment with you.
Perhaps if they like to perform, then this could be their time to shine and play their favourite instrument, sing or dance.
Why not let your child walk you down the aisle? Or even lead the ceremony by walking down the aisle first.
Less traditional ideas could include letting your child or children select their favourite dessert and have that served at the reception. This way they get to select something they like, this can be a bit of fun too.
Along the same lines a signature Mocktail could be made for the cocktail hour. All the children can then enjoy a drink that is made just for them. It could even be chocolate milk?!
Bring them to the cake tasting or menu tasting! This will ensure you show them that you care about their opinion. Its s fun way to involve them in such an important decision.
If you’re already getting you and your bridal party robes or pyjamas to wear, then don’t forget your flower girl! Get them something that they can relax in while having their hair done.
We feel that it is important to make the children really feel part of this day with the couple, it will ensure that they are already on the road to new beginnings as part of a family together. Good luck!
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