Invite the children??
If you decide not to invite children, do not write it on your invites. Simply address the invite to the parents, omitting the children. Let word spread by mouth.
What parts of the wedding can children be a part of?
*Junior Groomsmen/Bridesmaids/Ushers (ages 4 to 8)
*Ring Bearers (ages 4 to 8)
*Page/Train Bearer(s) (ages 6 to 9)--This English tradition usually is performed by two little boys who follow the bride down the aisle, carrying her long train. Feel free to have girl pages!
*Candle Kids (ages 9 to 12)
Alter Arrangements: Where do they stand?
Include children attendants in the altar line-up only if they are old enough to stand still comfortable for the duration of your ceremony. Otherwise, stand them behind you, in front of your older attendants, or have them sit with their parents.
I have a child(ren) from a previous marriage/relationship. I want them to be included in my ceremony...any ideas?
- Include them in the vows where they accept their new siblings or family.
- Allow your child to escort you down the aisle and "give you away".
- Allow them to read a poem, biblical verse, or prose pieces.