Post # 1
My FI and I are both elementary teachers. We would love to have our students be apart of our wedding bit it is three hours away. So we would like to do something creative now. Our wedding is December 7th, 2013. We are having it at a house and have time from when guests are shuttled up to when the ceremony will begin.
I thought maybe each student could decorate a quilt aware with a quote about love and marriage?
I like the idea of advice to the bride and groom but I have third graders and Mike haa fourth graders. I worry about kids entering inappropriate things in.
Post # 3
Congrats on your upcoming wedding! I am posting to follow this thread! I am an elementary special education teacher and would love to have my students have some part in my wedding also. I’m not until December 2014 and would love to hear any and all ideas as well.
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s at all appropriate to ask your classes to do group decorating/crafts. If the crafts end up at your wedding or home, it’s a bit of an abuse of your position of authority. If the kids are meant to take them home, you’re probably going to upset any kid whose home isn’t built by a happily married, loving couple. There’s single parents, step parents, gay parents…. Simple quotes about love and marriage don’t really fit every scenario you’ll find in your kids’ parents.
I think it would be appropriate to bring cupcakes and show them your wedding photos after the wedding, so long as you keep it very short.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
Love that idea! So sweet with the quilt. I don’t think it is inappropriate at all. You love your students and they love you, anyone who doesn’t understand that has never worked with children. I did and I loved all of my kids and would have loved a going away present or soemthing. Not every single thing they make they have to take home and it is about love in general not just parents.
Post # 6
@jds12481: My kids (preschool teacher) made a big collage of their hand prints!
Post # 7
@jds12481: I think advice makes more sense…and seriously what kind of inappropriate things would they come up with that you wouldn’t think are funny? I don’t think asking the kids to do quotes about love and marriage is appropriate.
I am a middle school/high school reading specialist, and all my kids cared about was 1. going to the wedding (I told them they could buy tickets for $100 each, and that they had to provide their own transportation…”Miss…that’s not right!”) and 2. pictures of the wedding.
Post # 8
My students (high school age) are determined they’re coming to my wedding (and I’m not even engaged). I think it’s sweet for your students to write you messages of advice for a good marriage.