If you already have children when you get married, you get them involved in your special day to create a united family unit. This is especially important if your children are from previous relationships and you are blending families.
Many couples struggle to think of ideas to involve their children in their celebration. If you’re searching for inspiration, here are some easy ways to include your kids in your wedding:
Involve them in wedding planning
Getting your kids involved in wedding planning will make them feel important and help them get excited about your big day. You can save money and spend quality time with your little ones by getting them to help with your wedding stationery and decorations. Ask your children to assist with tasks like writing guests’ place cards, putting together wedding favors, or creating homemade rustic save the dates to send to guests.
Your kids will also love to join you in your cake tasting session. You could even let your little ones pick the cake style or flavor. If you don’t love your child’s choice of flavor, then ask your baker if they can do half and half.
Assign each child a special role
Giving your children a special role on your wedding day is a great way to get them involved in the celebration. Children of all ages can be involved in the wedding ceremony. Younger children can be flower girls or altar boys, while older children can be the maid of honor or best man.
You could also ask your children to walk you down the aisle or give them a disposable camera so that they can take photos during the ceremony. Take a look at this article on wednet.com for some of the best roles for children to play at weddings.
Have a fun family photoshoot
Having a family photoshoot is a sweet way to include your children in your wedding and create fun family memories. You will also have lots of special photographs to look back on and display around your home. Speak with your photographer before your wedding and let them know what photos you would like. You can look for wedding photo inspiration on Pinterest to get ideas.
Give your children a meaningful gift
If you and your partner are exchanging rings, then it might be a good idea to give your children a meaningful gift at the same time. Alternatively, you could give them a gift on the morning of your wedding day to show them how much they mean to you. Give them something special that they can cherish forever, like a piece of high-quality jewelry with written promises to your child engraved.
Finding ways to involve your kids in your wedding will make them feel special and help them feel excited about their new family status. Make your wedding day as meaningful as possible by including them in your special celebration.
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