It’s often a huge dilemma- how do I include older children in my ceremony? This couple knocked it out of the park.
Ring Bearers have been done, but Ring Security? That is a new trend that I definitely buy into.
Ceremony Officiants provides wedding officiants for hundreds of weddings each year, so we get to have a front row seat to new wedding trends as they develop. And there are some that we just can’t keep to ourselves.
On August 31st, Reverend Laura Cannon arrived at The Great Room in Historic Savage Mill to officiate Stephanie and Brian’s wedding. But Ring Security stole the spotlight, showing a creative new way to involve children in wedding ceremonies. This little man was dressed in gear fit for a Secret Service agent as he walked down the aisle- and even better? It was clear that he was loving it.
Many couples want to involve children in their ceremonies, but wonder how best to include them. Our advice? Ask them! Some flower girls would rather spend your ceremony in the flowerbeds than put on a frilly dress. And from experience, if you try and force little Elizabeth to wear the dress, the flower bed is where she’ll end up. Dress and all.
And you may find that little Logan you love would rather not be the center of attention during that walk down the aisle. Knowing that before the wedding day will save you the pre-walk attack of shyness. Perhaps Logan can be the bride’s personal body-guard or usher only the very important guests to their seats. Either way, I’m sure he has some ideas. Some ideas might involve dinosaurs or surf boards, but with some gentle steering in the right direction, you can work out his role together.
So, when it comes to kids- involve them in the planning. You’d be surprised and amused by the ideas children come up with for their role in your wedding ceremony.
How would you involve children of any age in your ceremony? Let us know in the comments below.