Post # 1
I would like to have my niece and nephew be our Flowergirl and Ringbearer, but I am trying to think of a way to included several other kids. I have several close friends with kids. I go to their birthday parties and buy them Christmas and bday gifts. They are like nieces and nephews to me.
I had thought about making ribbon wands and having the kids parade in, maybe before the wedding party. I was worried they may be “girlie” for the boys but my friend said that to her boys those would be like swords! Any other ideas? Thanks!
Post # 3
@kentuckygirl: We decided that due to having too many kids we are close to in our families and not wanting to make the kids feel jealous that some got picked for “flower girl/ring bearer duties” and others did not, it would be really fun to give each of the kids a “job” at the wedding that fits with their age and comfort level:
The older girls (between 12-14) will be handing out programs for the ceremony.
The older boys (between 12-18) will be helping people find seats for the ceremony.
The younger girls (between 5-12) will each be given a job involving carrying a basket and giving things to guests: they will hand out bubbles, candy and monster finger puppets, haha.
We’re doing corsages or boutonnières for all of the kids so that they will have an extra little indication of being special to us and involved in the “big day”. I remember passing out favors as a kid at my aunt’s wedding and feeling very special and important, so maybe that will help give you some ideas. 🙂
Post # 4
What age range are these other kids?
You could have one hand out program fans. I really like the post idea above….kids handing out bubbles and candy, that’s a really cute idea for a little one to do.
If you still can’t find anything for them to do….maybe they could just be greeters? I love kids, so I would think it was adorable to have a little girl/boy welcome me to the ceremony!