Including Older Children in Your Wedding
Inviting children to take part in your celebration
can make it even more special and is very important for second
marriages when you are trying to bring together a "new
There are many roles children can play:
Here are some other roles and responsibilities
that older children (6 and above)
can be given to take part in your wedding celebration:
Hand out wedding programs at the ceremony.
Ask them to do a special reading or prayer
during the ceremony.
Watch over the gift table. Give them
a role of scotch tape and ask them to make sure all cards
are securely fastened to each gift.
Help set up or decorate the reception
or ceremony site.
Help set up the reception location with
favors, place cards, guest book, toasting flutes, etc.
Help transport the ceremony flowers to
Hand out the wedding favors to guests.
Have someone walk around with a basket or tray and hand
out the favors to each guest at their seat or from a designated
Manage the guest book. If the guest book
is left unattended, many guests will forget to sign it.
So, ask someone to walk around with the book and ask the
guests to sign it.
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