If you are getting ready to marry for the second (third, fourth, etc) time and want to include the kiddies, breathe easy knowing many options are available to you. Use the following ideas for inspiration, and feel free to get creative!
Get the kids involved by asking if they would like to hand out programs and help people to their seats. Working as "mini-ushers" will make them feel important and even powerful, as they are in charge of getting people to the right spots. Even little 'uns can hand out wedding programs!
Give the kids disposable cameras and tell them they are members of the "photography team." Encourage them to take candid photos throughout the reception, such as those of guests dancing or talking at their tables. They can also have fun setting up shots by asking guests to pose for them.
Research sand ceremonies and consider incorporating one into your wedding. The ceremony generally involves each family member pouring sand, then blending the sand together to symbolize the blending of two families. It's a great way to get the kids involved in the ceremony and show them how important they are to you.
Ask your older children if they want to pull their younger siblings down the aisle in decorated wagons. This is another way to get the kids involved in the actual ceremony, plus it's just too cute. Have fun decorating the wagon or wagons together as a family.
Request your kids' help in creating wedding decor if going the DIY route. Have them help you make floating candle or flower centerpieces, or anything else you want for your wedding. The internet is chock-full of simple, pretty ideas for wedding decor, including wedding favors.
Have fun experimenting with these and similar ideas!
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