- 10 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009
@MommyofTwo: I will ask her this, to see what she would say. I will be interested in hearing her opinion.
As a not – ever parent, i can’t say what I would do, or how I would feel. I guess because you are sisters, it is a bit different than a cousin’s child, or friend’s. I actually wanted them in my wedding because they are so adorable (at the time, 5, 3, and 5 MONTHS- total angel the whole day, btw) and I wanted to be able to show them off to my friends and family (I may be biased, but they are gorgeous kids) and also be able to show them how much a part of our wedding they were when they get older (and can probably only remember small bits, and the baby wouldn’t remember anything). It was purely selfish reasons, but thinking more about it now, I am so glad that we did it. I do think my SIL would be hurt if we would have told them no. And she is like a sister to me, and I just couldn’t have let that happen. I love those kids like they are my blood
(side note – hubs and I were talking about the baby being involved, and decided that a 5 month old ring bearer in a teeny tiny tux was just too cute a photo op to pass up. my SIL was surprised when I told her we wanted him there, and we quickly decided that he would be pulled by big brother down the aisle in a wagon with a beautiful covering she made in our wedding colors. I can still vividly remember hearing the GASP and then AWWWW as he was pulled down the aisle, busily chewing my parents 30 year old ring pillow.)