Post # 1
My FH has 2 kids – 21 and 6 – I dont have any. The 21 year old isnt around much – she’s in college and has been away for 2 summers working out of state. The 6 year old is at our house a few times a week. I am trying to find something to do with the girls during the wedding that is meaningful, yet not over the top. There’s much drama – 2 ex wives who have sucked the kids into the club as well, but I am not getting sucked into it, and am going to pretend it doesnt exist on my wedding day. My FH is thinking he wants the girls to walk him down the aisle, and I think that would be nice. I was wondering about vows – have the girls stand with us? At the end of the vows put something in about a new family etc etc. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Post # 3
I like when they call the children up and say a few words about them during the vows. The way i have seen it is that the B&G exchange vows and rings (while the children or standing there or call them up after) and then say a few words to them and give them a necklace or bracelet. That way they have a nice gift and something to remember the commitment you gave to not only their dad but to them to as a family.
Post # 4
Love the idea of them walking down the aisle with their dad! Nice!!
Post # 5
Having them walk down the aisle is a very sweet touch!
Post # 6
My Son is 9 and my daughter is 8. They will be walking me down the aisle.
FI is a newbie and has no children. After our vows, FI will tell the children that though he wasn’t there for their first steps, he intends to be there for every step of their lives from now on. (did I get that idea on WB? Can’t remember.) We are presenting each of them with a necklace to symbolize the new family. Both necklaces have three circles, like the family medallion, though hers is dainty and his is boyish. 🙂
The four of us will be sitting together at the “sweetheart table” during the reception as well
Post # 7
I like the idea of them walking him down the aisle. In my situation, my fiance’s 2 daughters will be my Jr. bridesmaids. Additionally, they will be receiving a necklace (the family medallion) with 3 circles. I’m not sure yet if we will give them these during the ceremony or alone with just the 4 of us. We will also mention them in our ceremony wording. They are at the age where they don’t want to be recognized too much…it’s not cool. haha.