Post # 1
At my wedding in April my gorgeous little fake nephew (I call him that because we’re not really related!) is going to be our pageboy. He’ll be walking down the aisle just before the bridesmaids do but he only turned two in December so we’re not going to give him the actual rings to carry in case he decides to eat them or something crazy! So I’m looking for suggestions for what he could carry instead. Our first idea was to make him one of those ‘Uncle so-and-so, here comes your girl!’ signs to carry, but someone else I know just did that at their wedding so we want something a little different. I’d love pictures of your suggestions if you have them!
Post # 3
If he’s only just turned two then don’t assume he’ll be prepared to carry anything on the day! Two year olds are notoriously unpredictable although very cute. So it may be that he will have to walk down the aisle holding someone’s hand. On the other hand, he might be just fine. However, you really won’t know how he’s going to react when faced with lots of people and a potentially overwhelming event.
So I’d keep your ideas fairly open rather than giving him the sort of responsibility that will take anything away from your ceremony if he isn’t prepared to do it when the time comes.
Post # 4
@Steampunkbride: Yes, I completely agree! I should have added that his Mum is a bridesmaid so we’re planning that if he freaks at the thought of walking down alone she’ll go with him and hold his hand (or carry him if he’s really not feeling it!).
His age is partly why we like the idea of a sign, as we could put it around his neck so he wouldn’t have to carry it, as such. We’d just like something different written on it if we do that. I was a bit hesitant about hanging things off my nephew but his Mum think it’s a really cute idea, so there we go!
Post # 5
I would not hang anything around his neck no matter what his mother says.
He could carry a pillow with no ring.
He could hold a helium balloon. You could get one printed with “Here Comes the Bride” or attach a sign or ribbon that says the same.
Also a handkerchief or box of tissues for the bride, a teddy bear dressed in a tuxedo, a safe.
Post # 6
@julies1949: I LOVE the idea of a ballon! Our invitation suite had a cartoon of us holding a heart shaped ballon, so that would tie in perfectly. I’ll run it past FI. My only concern would be him then wanting to play with it throughout the ceremony, as that could be quite noisy.