Post # 32
I will be 41 and Fiance will be 45. I have one daughter who will be 12 (so, not quite a teen yet!!!!!). He has no kids, but was married before.
She will be our only *standing* attendant (and will walk down the aisle in front of me, as the MOH – but after my mom, who will be back with me to do the actual helping…. since my daughter is only 12), but we are having a small-ish ceremony, really just family and close friends – so if we had siblings stand up with us the seats would be empty….lol.
Right now we are planning on doing a sand ceremony to include her.
Also, we have claddagh rings rather than *traditional* bands. In the tradition of the claddagh ring, your *parents* are supposed to give you your ring…. so we are thinking that we might give my daughter a similar claddagh ring (to wear on her right hand, heart pointing out) during the ceremony – after he and I exchange our rings and become an *official* family.
Post # 33
Yes, definitely in this category! I’m 42 & Fiance is 40. He has a 20 year old daughter and I have a 13 year old son. (He also has a 9 year old daughter, but she lives with her mother)
My son & Fiance get along very well and I love seeing them spend time together. It was hard at first because my son is very attached to his father (which he should be). Fiance had a long talk with him about how he’s not trying to take the place of his dad. He’s just one more person that will love him, too. It was very sweet 🙂
My son & FI’s daughter are both going to walk me down the aisle. I wanted to make them a part of the wedding and I thought it would be great to have us all walk down together. They’re excited to be a part of the big day!
Post # 34
I am in my mid-30’s and have two teenaged boys and a preteen!
My D will be junior bridesmaid and my sons handing out programs etc. They may be walking the mothers down the aisle as well..
But typically get the teenaged grunt n nod…
Post # 35
I am 42 and planning my Vow Renewal for my 20th wedding anniversary.
I have a son 25, and a daughter 24. They came with me to the marriage, my son was in 1st grade at the time, he gave me away, and my daughter carried the roses for the rose exchange ceremony. I couldn’t imagine them NOT being involved.
Now for the vow renewal. My husband and I have a 16 year old son together, so now there are 3. Our sons will be standing with him, and my daughter will be standing with me. My daughter eloped, and that was quite sad, but she is her own person and I respect her decision. She isn’t into the big wedding thing, however, she is an AMAZING woman.
My eldest son (soon to be 26) is engaged and me and my future daughter in law are in the process of planning their wedding (12/7/13). And it’s so nice, she is just as excited for my Vow Renewal as I am for their wedding, and for her to be a part of our family. I am sure her, as well as my son in law, will be involved in our ceremony as well:)
I am thankful for my family! Being Gods favorite has its benefits! haha!
Post # 36
I can SO relate here!
I am also 42 and am marrying for the first time. My fiance and I have done prettymuch everything backwards in life so now things have come full-circle. We are marrying on our 20th ‘anniversary’!! I am holding nothing back. I have a spectacular designer gown, caterer, dj, floral, and all the beautiful DIY trimmings.
When my FH and I met, I was a single mother of two very young children, whom he has raised as his own. We have added three additional children of our own; rounding out to a family of seven with three daughters and two sons. And now, two darling little granddaughters as well belonging to my oldest and her husband.
There has been a quiet buzzing by some in our family that this is silly to do, this late in life and all I can say is, “No haters!!” They had their weddings in their own time and we intend to have ours.
Our wedding party will consist of: All of my daughters (ages 24, 19, and 15) as our lovely maids with my best friend acting as my matron of honor in lieu of my sister who will not be able to attend. My youngest son (age 17) and youngest nephew (16) are our ushers and FH’s best friend will stand up as his “best dude”. Ring bearer: 10-year old neice, and of course our grandbabies and youngest neice will be our trio of flower grils. This will be a light-hearted event full of love with friends and our huge family.
Post # 37
My son will be 18, my daughter will be 15 and his son will be 4.5 when we get married. My daughter will be my Maid/Matron of Honor, my son will walk me down the aisle and then move to stand as a groomsman, and the little guy will be our Round Brilliant.
Post # 38
i have a 15 and 19 year old from two previous marriages. they will be giving me away.
Post # 39
We have all boys ages 18 16 14 8 and 3, which are all in the wedding and we may still try for that little girl. I t would be awesome to have another queen in the house…
Post # 40
I’m 42 & my Fiance is 43. We’re getting married next April. I have a son 22 & daughter 21, & he has a daughter 22. My father will be giving me away, God willing. My son is our best man & our daughters are both “MOH’s”. I have 2 nieces ages 6 & 8 who will be our flowergirls & a teenage goddaughter who informed ME straight up she was going to be a junior bridemaid.. pretty much had no choice, there. lol. I can’t wait to see them all dressed up!
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Post # 42
I will be 42 when I marry next September. My son will be 21, and my daughter will be 18. My father who will be 85 will be walking me down the aisle, my daughter will be my MOH, and if the military permits my son will be a groomsman. My Fiance will be 56, and his sons (both married) will be 28, and 26. We are trying to incorporate all of the kids in one way or another. My neice will be my only bridesmaid. His older brother will be his best man. We plan on having a small but intimate wedding, in addition to the above, his mother will be in attendance. No one else will be there. It is important to us that our family’s are present. Oh and by the way….it will be a destination wedding in Lake Tahoe……so excited and cannot wait!!
Post # 43
Question for you all…I am 42 and my Fiance is 43. I have 3 teenagers..on son that is 17 and two daughters, 16 and 19. I have one Maid/Matron of Honor (sister) and 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man (daughters and other sister). My Fiance has a best man (his brother) and 2 friends and my son as groomsmen. My parents have passed away and his too…so I was going to ask my uncle to give me away, but we are not all that close as eh lives out of state. Never even occurred to me to have my son give me away! I love the idea, but now that we have 4 on each side of our weddng party…it would be un-even if he gave me away…beacuse we had an even number in the wedding party and each bridesmaid would walk down the isle with a groomsman. Any suggestions? We would still want my son to be a groomsman and not add anyone else to the wedding party. Thoughts?
Post # 44
Sadly, my son (23) couldn’t attend (he lives 1200 miles away and started a new job and couldn’t get time off without a problem–I didn’t want him to jeopardize his hard-fought for new job) but my daughter (24) was with me…I love this (non pro, candid) pic of us resting before the ceremony.
Post # 45
I will be 48 by the time feb gets here and my Fiance will be 57 I have 3 kids..27, 25, 22, Two girls will be my matron and maid of honour, and my son will give me away…..My Fiance has no children
Post # 46
I love all of the family pics so I’ll share one, too! My son is 14 and he’ll be FI’s best man. I’ll be nearly 41 when we get married in June.