5 Great Ways to Include Kids in Your Wedding

It’s become very common for couples to wait until after having children to marry, or remarry with kids from previous relationships, which is why we’re seeing more and more weddings that incorporate kids all kinds of beautiful ways. Most kids love being part of the action, but it also lays an important foundation for your new family. Not sure how to include your little ones? Below are some great ideas to keep them engaged on your big day.

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Let them help with a big decision

Make your kids feel special by bringing them ring shopping, cake tasting or to the wedding gown shops. This will give them a thrill, as though they’ve been behind the scenes leading up to the big day!

Include them in the ceremony

Invite your children to take over the traditional best man and maid-of-honor duties, such as handing over the rings or holding the bride’s bouquet. If your children aren’t shy, encourage them to read a poem, sing or even make a little speech!

Ask them to give you away

If you have adult children and you’re remarrying, ask your kids to walk you down the aisle. This is a lovely way to honour the blending of two families, and to demonstrate how much your children’s love and support factor into your new relationship.

Give them a gift

On the morning of the wedding, give your child a special gift. It will be something they treasure forever, and the perfect way for you to tell them how much they mean to you. It doesn’t have to be new and in fact, it’s the perfect moment to pass down a piece of jewelry or a family heirloom.

Write them into your vows

Recognizing the kids in your vows is a wonderful way to include them in this important transition. Express your love to them by committing to your new family instead of just your spouse. Give them a copy of your vows to keep as a memento!

Whether you're a parent who's widowed, divorced, or tying the knot for the first time, finding unique ways to include your kids in your wedding will make them feel great about their new family status!