(Closed) Just want to share my excitement over my Flower Children! :D

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think this is ABSOLUTELY wonderful. It really melts my heart! Our daughter has Aspergers, is our flower girl, and has had a meltdown each night this week (Monday, today…) and our wedding is on Thursday.  She is nervous/excited and its definitely showing. I think it’s great you know these kids’ niches so you can let their personalities shine.

Two things: if the boy doesn’t want to stop running up and down the aisle during ceremony, will this bother you, and if so I recommend having Plan A in case Mom needs to take him outside for a breather, or just to the back.  Remember, lots of strangers can make them act out/withdraw. 

If he and she do a withdraw because of a sea of faces, do you have a backup plan for them to still participate? Like, help you cut the cake later or something with JUST you? They’re comfortable with YOU.

And, I know I don’t need to say this since you’re an educator, but you may want to do a couple socialization dates and “practice” play rehearsals with them to get them comfortable with their roles and maybe your DH? 

 

Post # 4
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I love, love, love this idea and love it even more that you want the kids to be just as they are. They’re the cutest when they’re themselves. And I’m confident they’ll have a ball at your wedding!

 

Post # 5
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4050 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Awww. I’m studying to be a teacher now, and I have always had a soft spot for kids with special needs. I love your idea, and I think it will be so great for those two to have the opportunity to be in your wedding.

Post # 7
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150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@lovelove1028:  Thanks so much for your reply! I am so glad you’ve thought of every angle.  I cannot WAIT to hear how he rocks a ribbon wand (maybe?) and how she does with confetti or petals…whatever you choose. Thanks for your good thoughts on my daughter, too.  She’s very sensitive to food dye, too…and I’m thinking she may have had some that passed under my radar because we got ice cream from Coldstone Creamery as a treat and of course, nothing looked hugely dyed…but you know how mass produced food is. I’m going to watch her intake like a hawk today and see if it improves anything…here’s to hoping because we’re having our rehearsal dinner tonight!

Post # 8
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535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Just stopping by to say your story made me melt. This is so sweet and I have to  much respect for you, I’m quite positive you are an amazing person and an inspiration.

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