Post # 1
I tried a search and didn’t find anything so, how young is too young for a ring bearer? FI and I have some close friends whose precious son who we absolutly love will be 2 when we get married. Is this too young? Neither of us have any family that are young but we adore this kid. What do you think?
Post # 3
@sarahberah: Nah! I don’t think it’s too young. I’ve seen younger kids pulled in a wagon down the aisle. It’s always really fun to me to see how they will react to walking down the aisle…. I love kids in a wedding, (something about a little mini-person in a tux just tugs on my heartstrings) the more the merrier!
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s too young, but I wouldn’t expect much of him either (he may not smile in all your photos etc.). My brother and I were in a wedding when I was 3 and he was 2. I was a little attention whore and loved everyone staring at me walking down the aisle. Him… not so much. He spotted the first relative in the back and jumped into her her arms.. game over. If you’re 100% set on him, DO IT (my FG will be 3), just don’t expect tooo much.. 🙂
Post # 5
As long as he can follow direction. You may want to have him hold hands with the flower girl or one of the bridesmaids. There is also a little book you should get him called “The Ring Bearer” Which is a little story book about a little boy and his ring bearer duties-have his mom and dad read it to him several times before the big day. Some of it may rub off. The same authors also have a book for flower girls too-highly recommended!
Post # 6
My ring bearer will be 2. To avoid any issues with him walking down the isle his mother will be walking with him. Consequently my flower girl will be 3 and she will be walking with her mother too.
Post # 7
You just have to keep in mind that at 2 year olds are very unpredicatable, he may not be able to walk down the aisle alone and or may flat out refuse to do it. If you dont mind him being walked down by a parent or older sibling then thats fine.
I wanted to use a 2 and half year old but decided to use someone older because I really want to increase my odds of the child being able to walk on his own
Post # 8
Oh no! Two is not too young, as long as he can walk down the aisle it will be fine! Just a suggestion, I would put one of his parents in the front row (or close) so if he gets antsy he can go and sit with them since two year olds don’t have such a great attention span.
Post # 9
Two is fine. As long as you understand things may not go perfectly.
Post # 10
Thank you ladies! The way I figure is our wedding is pretty casual anyway and he is a cutie toddler, if he does something off the wall, well, he’s two, and its adorable! But also, if he doesn’t walk or whatever, its just a ring bearer, I’m not going to not be married if he throws a tantrum.
Post # 11
2 should be okay, BUT his “performance” might not be perfect. During my sister’s wedding, their ring bearer was 3 and was so scared that he went down the aisle with the pillow OVER his head! It was darling. My ring bearer will be 2. I know he’ll be fine because his big sister (5) will be the flower girl and he follows her everywhere 🙂 If your ring bearer knows the flower girl and if she is older and can follow her lead, all the better.
Post # 12
My 2 year old son was in my sisters wedding last year and he refused to walk down the aisle and screamed the whole time…I am getting married this year and he will be 3…I am having a junior bridesmaid pull my 3 year old and 2 year old sons down the aisle in a wagon!!!