Including Your Children in the Wedding

Many couples are looking for ways to include their children in the wedding ceremony--his, hers and theirs. There are a variety of roles children can participate in at the ceremony and reception. Young children can be flower girls, junior bridesmaids or ring bearers. Older children can serve at ushers, bridesmaids, maids/matrons of honor, male attendants or best men. If the wedding ceremony is small, consider having young children join you at the alter while older children can give a reading, sing a song or play a musical piece. The children can also participate in a candle lighting or sand blending ceremony emphasizing the joining together aspect of the wedding ceremony. Check out other wedding element ideas on my website.