Post # 1
So… my first thread did not go very well. So hopefully people will still respond. Otherwise I will just change my username 🙂
I am getting married to a wonderful amazing man who has a gorgeous little daughter (she’s 5). He has deemed her our “ring bearess” and flower girl, but I really want to do something special for all of us. Some of the ideas I’ve seen
1) Say vows to each other like the same as wedding vows (not too keen on that)
2) Unity sand? Anyone done that?
3) Just doing a special dance at the reception with the three of us. So like, husband and wife, then kid jumps in after a couple minutes????? I just made that one up…
Any other thoughts would be helpful. Even if you’ve never been in a similar situation. Teehee.
Post # 3
Have you thought of getting a little ring for her as well? Something that both of you give to her to symbolize your commitment to her as parents? I imagine it’d be something a little girl would be pretty excited about. Someday she can wear it on a necklace.
Post # 4
Something like this maybe?
Post # 5
@shoobeedoowop: My friend did the sand at her wedding.
Post # 6
I like the idea of calling her up to the ceremony and giving her something with a little something said from her dad that a wedding ring symbolizes the commitment husbands and wives make to each other and then the ring or necklace or whatever you choose also symbolizes the commitment the two of you are making to her as a family.
Post # 7
Thanks for the comments. That’s a really cute ring & I think she would appreciate having a ring like Daddy and I. I guess I just want something short and sweet (still want 98% of the focus to be on the marriage between man and wife) but still special.
Post # 8
@shoobeedoowop: I think the ring idea is adorable. It kind of reminds of this commercial from Kay
Post # 9
@shoobeedoowop: Agreed, the ceremony should still focus on the two of you. You could do it near the beginning when your officiant talks about the joining of families and make it short and sweet (no longer than a sand ceremony or something similar). Then the rest of the ceremony would focus on the two of you and your marriage.