Do you have a kid with your partner already or if this is your second marriage and you already have a kid with your previous partner or your partner have kids from a different relationship, and you want them to be part of your big day but don’t know how to - read on. If you and your partner already have kids together, or if this is your second marriage and you or your partner have kids from a previous relationship, then it's a no-brainer that you'd want them to be a part of your wedding day. Ask your kids how they'd feel most comfortable taking part and find an age-appropriate way to include them. Here are a few of our favorite ideas to include your kids in your wedding (try one or combine a few!).
1. Junior Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
If your kid is a bit old, then you can create a new role for him or her: to be the junior groomsman or bridesmaid. This will even make your wedding pictures looks excellent as they will dress like the rest of the bridal party, and also walk down the aisle. The only difference between them and the full-fledged bridesmaids and groomsmen is that they won't be able to be part of the pre-wedding celebrations or contribute financially.
2. Let Them Help Pick Out The Ring
This will make them feel special and part of the plan, and it is also a simple, and fun thing to do.
3. Ceremony Ushers
If you have a kid that is old enough to communicate and understand sit arrangement and you also have a larger venue, then you can assign them to be an usher and guide guests to their seats. Making use of them means they won't be running around while the program goes on and they will also feel important and appreciated. Other things you can have them do is to hold handwritten signs guiding guests to each section of the ceremony.
4. Tiny Dancers
How about spicing things up during your first dance by allowing your littlest guests do a mock first dance? Everyone knows the newly married couple’s first dance is the highlight of the event. So, you can invite your little youngster to dance before or after your dance.
5. Ask them to walk you down the aisle.
Well, this might be coming last, but its more of the first thing you can think of when planning to include your kids in your wedding ceremony. Especially if your child is older, have him or her walk you to the altar.
Weddings are all about family. It's your day! If you're not concerned with breaking tradition or if you're open to being a little creative, you can include your small ones in your special day.