(Closed) How to include children in the ceremony?

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

Other than the common flower girl/ring bearer role..could you have them do some sort of cute performance? 2 is a little young though…  When my uncle got married he had all his neices (middle school age) play a song on different instruments during the ceremony seating..then we were shuffled to the back of the church afterwards.  Do they have any talents you could showcase? 

Or maybe you could divy up your reading and let each kid get a sentence or two?  I think as long as you give them a quick, simple “job”, and then put them back with their families, they shouldnt be too distracting?

Post # 5
1205 posts
Bumble bee

It’s pretty unconventional, but I think it would be cute to have all of the kids dressed and walk up the aisle…  There are a lot of questions though…  What about their parents?  All willing to fork over the cash for the outfits?  There’s a ton of coordination that would have to take place.  It sounds like a huge huge huge headache waiting to happen.

If you let all of the children participate, would it be possible for them to walk up and exit a side area? (flower girls walk up the aisle, usually dropping flower petals for the bride to walk on and then stand with the BMs – that’s pretty much it)

 Maybe you could hire a sitter or teenage relative to watch them during the ceremony.  I was even at a wedding where there was a coloring book and crayons at the alter for the ring bearer so he didn’t get bored.

There are also other “jobs” you could give them.  I’ve seen “Tissue Boys” (who stood at the entrance with decorated boxes of kleenex for guests to take as they entered), passing out programs, ushers (older boys), etc.

Whatever you decide, as long as you have the right attitude and don’t expect them to be perfect little angels, it should work out.

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