Post # 1
How are you incorporating your children into your ceremony? Fi and I have 2 daughters and while they will be flower girls I really want them involved in a deeper way to represent us as a family I suppose. I did consider having them walk me down the aisle but I’m not sure how I could hold there hands and have my bouquet, I can’t just hand it to one of them because I want them to feel equal so then I considered having them walk to the beginning of the aisle wait for me and then having a bouquet that looks like one but is really 2 smaller bouquets and letting them hold one each. Anyone with better ideas? Oldest will be 7.5 at the time and youngest will be 4. Any new suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Post # 4
I LOVE your bouguet idea! My daughter(11) is reading a poem at the beginning of the ceremony. Maybe you dauughters could say “I do” also,they could even get a little ring? http://offbeatbride.com/2012/05/blended-family-wedding-vows Or there is teh sand ceremony or candle unity thing ? Hope this helps a little 😀
Post # 5
We are saying quick vows to our kiddoz (8 and 10) and then giving them each a special necklace. My daughter is going to sing a quick song and my son will do a reading from a Shel Silverstein book. Still working out all the details! Have you decided on anything yet? I would love to have more ideas!
Post # 6
I have three kids, my 11 year old will be the Maid of Honor.
My 6 year old girl is being a flower girl, and my 3 year old boy is being the ring bearer. (sorry my spelling is atrocious)
I thought never crossed my mind to have her read something, she will love that. she’s the “big girl” and I was trying to give her something that was her own and to make her feel included. (I think I made her in charge of the seating chart ideas as we only have five tables haha)
BUT if I have my eleven year old read something, that is perfect, awesome thread!! thanks, the thought of her getting her own little ring ( as she is my first baby from my first relationship )is also great, and making me tear up a little…
Post # 7
p.s. My little girls are also wearing white becuase my dress is a light, light blue. So they look like the little brides….
Post # 8
We have a daughter and he has a son so I’m really trying to find a way to include them. The boy derided and our daughter is very young so her age is a bit of a challenge asim not sure she will get or care what’s happening.
Post # 9
My boy will just stand with Daddy at the alter, I think he will freak or be too shy to walk down the aslie with his sisters. I am also going to try to put him in a mini version of the suit my fiance wil wear…even though I once had dreams of putting him in a Christopher Robin shorts and suit jacket look with knee socks. My fiance cant stand me dressing him in anything cute like that:(
Post # 10
We did a hand ceremony with our daughter…
“Please face each other and hold your hands, palms up, so you may see the gift that they are to you…”
Post # 11
I have two sons from a previous marriage, but my FI has been the father figure for my sons for the past 2 years. My sons will be 4 and 6 years old when we get married in March. We are going to have the traditional wedding ceremony of me walking without my boys, but my sons and nephews (who happen to be the same ages as my sons) all have a part to play in the wedding..ring bearers, picture holders, and one is carrying a sign saying “Here comes the Bride”
After we say our vows and kiss for the first time as a married couple, we will then begin our Family Medallion ceremony www.familymedallion.com which will involve us all saying that we are now a family and will exchange necklaces with the boys, FI and I. Since my boys are still pretty young.. I plan on taking those necklaces off them later on after we take all our pictures, but they will be able to keep them forever and when they get a little older they can start wearing the necklaces regularly representing that we are a family
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble
My then-5 year old is walking me down the aisle. Fi will probably get him to knuckle bump or high 5 him lol. If FI’s son is here like we’re hoping, I’m wanting our officiant to kinda do the vows with the boys, more as a family thing, rather than just us 2 pledging to one another.
that’s one idea. the second is for each of us to walk down with our boy(s), and let them walk out with us.
I’m all about the fact WE are getting married, but it’s really about all 4 of us. When my cousin got married, his ugggghhhh wife, “let” their girls be FG’s, but I kid you not, they BOTH spent the entire reception, almost running from them! his wife is a b*tch, and he’s just lazy. and being that he isn’t actually my “Cousin”, he’s a family friend, and we dated as teens, she only talked to the girls once that i can recall, and that was dragging them away from me and my son while doing the electric slide(he was only 6 months, and he had a blast with me holding him in my arms!)…she made a show of it, and my grandmother and the MOG/FOG gave her a public spot about it.
end of nonsense, LMAO!!!