- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I met with 3 officiants to marry us! It was important that we find someone that we could relate to and would be able to give a meaningful ceremony. The first officiant we met with suggested that a great way to blend the families would be for my hubby to give my son and daughter some sort of meaningful gift. It didn’t have to be expensive or elaborate – just meaningful. I did like the idea because I wasn’t a big fan of the sand ceremony. Not that the sand ceremony is BAD, but just not my personal preference. I was thinking something along the lines of a necklace/watch or something for the kids but I was wondering if anyone else did this for their wedding and if so what would be some gift suggestions?
I should mention that my daughter is 8 and can typically be found by my Fiance’ (her stepdads) side. I call those two the “dream team” and when they gang up on me (in good fun of course) I call them the “mean team”. My son is 12 and also gets along with my fiance very well. Ironically though the kids are VERY close with my fiance, they are also close with their dad who sees them 3 weekends a month. It’s a GOOD thing that our family is so well blended and not crazy volatile for all our sakes and sanity. So the gift is really the icing on the cake because our family is already so close. It would be symbolic (just as my fiance and I giving one another rings is symbolic).