Incorporating my young son into my wedding – need opinions.

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@cpierson:  I wanted my 12 month old niece to be a flower girl and had to scrap it because there was no way she would’ve made it down the aisle! How do you feel about having your ring bearer pulling your son in a wagon??

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Can someone walk him down the aisle, holding his hand?

Also, my SIL had her son come up during the vows and she and my BIL exchanged special “family” vows. It was really sweet.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@cpierson:  I’m not married, nor do I have any young children, but I don’t think you’re being overly protective or concerned for your son. Not including him in the wedding doesn’t mean you’re not including him in your life- as you said, he is still very young and might not necessarily be able to assume any responsibilities for the big day. He will still be a part of your pictures and your wedding, just not the ceremony. I suppose you could consider having a bridesmaid walk down the aisle carrying your son, and have him sit with a relative throughout the ceremony, but I really think you should do what you’re most comfortable with.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We have a niece that will be 18 months on our wedding day.  We are having her as a flower girl, and we are doing the wagon thing.  At the same time, we have said again and again, if she is cranky and not wanting to preform the day of the wedding, she can sit with her other grandparents. 

Her older brother was about the same age at his parent’s wedding, and he stood between his parents holding thier hands durring the cermony, but it was a very short thing (it took us longer to finding parking than their wedding took)

Maybe naming him as a ring bearer, and if he doesn’t want to preform, he can sit with the grandparents.  Or you could even have him “give you away” by carrying him down the isle with you. 

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