Post # 1
My fiancee has a 3 year old daughter who will be our flower girl in our wedding. I love her dearly and am so exctied to get to be her bonus mom 🙂 I am looking for a reading to include in the ceremony. I also want to present her with a ring during the wedding. She likely isn’t going to repeat vows (she’s three and very shy) like some weddings I’ve seen but I’m hoping we can include some sort of promise to her during the ceremony. Anyone have any suggestions?
Post # 3
Yesterday on “Four Weddings” on TLC the wife-step mother to be had the mic and the daughter came over and she said some words to her about how shes excited for their journey together & friendship to grow – to share laughter and lend her a shoulder to cry on etc… but that daughter was maybe somewhere between 10-13 years old so possibly not as easy for a 3 year old.
i think its great youre involving her though!
Post # 4
Our officiant had a couple of different options for us to choose from. Maybe your officiant will have something you can use?
Since my step kids are older, I think we’ll be including them in the sand ceremony.
I have seen ceremonies done with younger children where the kids received a necklace.
Post # 5
We’re going to do the sand ceremony too, although my son will be just over 3 years old and my FH’s son will be just over 9 when we do it. My son may need some help but I can help him pour the sand in… Especially since it’s better than him running around with a candle. Haha.
Post # 6
@Mrs.ChirpChirp: I was about 7 when my mom & step dad got married. To involve my younger brother & I in the wedding, during the vows, my about-to-be step dad turned, went over to my brother & I, and gave us both cross necklaces. (If you’re not religious, you could use something like a heart pendant necklace). Then he went on and told us how we are also part of this new family & promised us he would love us just as much as he loved my mom. 15 years later and I still have the necklace & wear it daily. It was so nice to be included in the ceremony when most step children are overlooked. Hope this gives you a few ideas!!