(Closed) Complicated children/ bridal party issue…

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1139 posts
Bumble bee

5 year olds definitely can’t handle the responsibility of handing out programs so I would nix that idea if I were you (and they wouldn’t see it as an equal position anyway).  Personally, I would go with JUST the 8year old.  Tell the parents in advance and have them help back you up and explain to the others that they are just too little.

Post # 4
8246 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would include all of them and none of them are too little to be flowergirls/ringbearers.  We had two 3 year olds as our ringbearers and a 4 year old as our flowergirl and they all did a perfect job!

Post # 5
1524 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Unless her parents would be upset, I think you’re okay not giving the three year old a special duty.

Why not have the eight year old pull the twins down the aisle in a wagon or similar?  They can throw peatls from the back.

Post # 6
16 posts
  • Wedding: December 2010

i read about a wedding once where they had all children in attendance walk up the aisle right before the bride. I think ringing bells. It sounded very sweet. The parents were just told ahead of time to have the kids in their Sunday best.

i have 2 nephews (8 & 12) who will be involved, but i don’t really feel any reason to pick titles. i labled them masters of ceremony on our website. i think it annoys some people, though. i may give all my cousins’ kids (4-7) some role once we get closer.

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