How can you involve a child when a couple is blending their family?
26 years ago when I remarried I wanted to include my five
children in our marriage ceremony. Even before unity candles
were popular I had my children light their own candle during the ceremony. I wanted them to feel special on our wedding day.
When my son got married he bought his bride's 2 year old son a blue precious moments bible
and gave it to him during the ceremony and made a vow to love him too.
Like many brides my oldest daughter included her four year old daughter as her flower girl.
The flower girls in the wedding of my middle son and his bride were their nieces.
My oldest son and his bride included her children and his niece and nephew
as their flower girls and ring bearers.
Many grandparents like to add their grandkids to the bridal party.
When my oldest son remarried he had both of his children and his new bride's daughter
in their bridal party. To make it even special they give them necklaces during the ceremony and then had them
jump the broom together.
Don't forget to include the kids to dance with their parents.
A new Texas tradition is to make a branding iron during the ceremony as a family.