So many couples today are in closely bonded family relationships and are more than happy with their lot. When a family happens early on in the relationship, it can become the glue that binds the couple in the very best way. Of course, an early arrival of a child might put those thoughts of a formal wedding off. Then comes a second and even a third child!
Formal marriage and weddings aren’t essential in life to raise your children and enjoy the love a family unit offers. But if you had always hoped to walk down the aisle and wear a fabulous gown at some point in your life, then why not do it now? Celebrating your relationship as a family can be much more special when your kids are there to enjoy it with you. I can’t think of any better witnesses to your love and commitment as a couple.
Getting The Kids Involved
This might be a special day to formally recognise the love between Mum and Dad, but that doesn’t mean the kids can’t help make some of the important decisions. Start with the venue. Where you have your wedding might determine the number of guests, the menu, and even the type of reception you have. You might all like the idea of an elegant mansion like Clevedon Hall so you can all stay the night in luxury bedrooms. You don’t have to commit to one venue. You might choose to marry in a chapel or registry office and then enjoy a larger space for the reception.
Kids Dressed Up
One of the most important parts of any wedding day is the outfits. Getting the kids dressed up can be a delight as well as a challenge. Not all children like formal clothing, so you might need to find alternative options for the fussy dresser. If your children are anything like mine, they’ll be keen to run around and play regardless of how formal the occasion! Buying rather than hiring the outfits is a must. You might want to get your photo sessions done earlier in the day too!
Fun For The Kids
Your children will be aware that this is Mum and Dad’s big day, but they’ll still be keen to have a share of the fun. Why not hire a limo or even horse-drawn carriage to get you all to the venue? Children love fun car rides. If you think guests might bring gifts on the day, why not get the kids a gift or two each? After all, this is a family occasion, and they are the biggest part of your relationship. Finally, consider some fun foods for the children to choose as well as your formal wedding meal.
Roles For Your Children
There are plenty of formal roles your children could undertake on the day. Bridesmaids and page boys are the obvious choices. Why not ask your teen to give you away? And what creative child can resist being the chief videographer for your event? If you’ve decided to finally tie the knot, why not get your children involved?
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