February 16, 2009

Incorporating children!


Blended families are very common today, but have you ever wondered how to incorporate your children into your wedding ceremony? Depending on the age of the children, you can make them feel apart of the wedding party by asking them to be attendants, junior attendants, flower girls or the ring bearer.

Children can also escort the bride (their Mom) down the aisle which shows that they have given their stamp of approval or blessing. Its important no matter how you choose to incorporate the children to consider doing a special family vow exchange, reading or prayer. This typically takes place immediately following the exchange of marriage vows.

Couples also choose to present the kids with a special gift; jewelry-for girls & a watch or ID bracelet- for boys. I think this portion of any blended family ceremony is so sweet because it allows you & your groom to open up & speak from your heart to the children during the ceremony.

The most important thing is to ensure they children are included if they want to be!!

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