If you are reading this then, congratulations! From the bottom of our hearts, congratulations! Not only have you found the one, they are yours to keep and to hold, to laugh with, wake up next to, get you into mischief and take you on the adventure of the lifetime. But that isn’t all because we also want to congratulate you on being a great parent, and what better way is there to cement that fact than to have your children involved in your special day.
Whether you and your fiance already have kids together or you have kids from a previous relationship, it doesn’t matter. What does is that you celebrate your big day as a family, because what could be more dreamy than that. Of course, it is always best to ask them how they feel most comfortable getting involved, and finding them an age-appropriate role. Just like what we did on our wedding.
To help you along, here is a list of our favorite ideas on how to include your kids in your wedding:
1. Let Them Be (One Of) Your Official Photographer
Getting the perfect wedding photographer is one of the most important parts of having the perfect wedding for one very simple reason: the photos they take are going to be around forever. They are your way of remembering all the little details of what happened on your day, a way of reminiscing with a smile, a way of having clarity no matter how many years pass. They are an immensely personal way of remembering. But what would make your wedding album even more personal is to have photos taken by your child(ren), a selection of shots taken from their perspective, black and white photos where they conducted the guests, where they snuck a sneaky pic and they got the candid photographs. They’d love the responsibility too.
2. Some Traditions Are The Best Traditions
You could be having the most traditional wedding of all time, or you could just want to have little splashes of tradition thrown in there, one of the most gorgeous gestures you can make is to have your little darling play the pivotal role of flower girl or ring bearer. Imagine the photographs of your sweetheart walking down the aisle with handfuls of petals, or that up close photo of them sliding your wedding bands onto your fingers, sitting right in front of your Simon G engagement rings, their little hands on yours. What could be more adorable than that, what could be a better memory or a better experience than having them involved in the most beautiful part of the ceremony?
3. A Twist On Normal Proceedings
When you walk down the aisle, you may have imagined your Dad walking beside you, his hands clasped around yours, tears of happiness drowning his eyes as he prepares to give you away to the love of your life. But imagine if there were three generations in that photo. Imagine if you were flanked by your adoring father and your little sweetheart, hand in hand, both of them there to celebrate this magical day. You don’t have to follow all the traditions of the book or any of them, you can put your own twist on the way things go. After all, it is your wedding day and that means everything can be just as you want it to be.