Simple but Fun Ways to Involve Your Children in Your Wedding Day
Whether you and your partner already have children together, or either of you has children from a previous relationship, you will, of course, want to involve them in the planning in some way. There are a number of different ways you can achieve this. Not only will it add another element to how special the day is but it will also make your children feel like they are part of the ceremony.
It is a good idea to ask your kids if there is anything in particular that they would like to do on the day. The range of suitable activities will depend on the age of the children in question, as well as their individual personalities and talents.
Arts and Crafts
Picking out wedding decorations can be rather dull. Many couples splash out on wedding decorations because they feel like they should, even though the decorations themselves don’t inspire much in the way of excitement. Having decorations that have been designed and made by your children makes them more special and is a really fun way for your children to be involved. Decorations made by or with your children will be unique and will ensure that there is at least one element to your wedding that is exclusive to you and your family and won’t be found anywhere else.
You could also ask them to write and design the place cards, which tell your guests where they will be seated.
Take Them Cake Testing
Selecting the perfect wedding cake is undoubtedly one of the most fun aspects of planning a wedding. Not only do you get to sample a range of delicious and beautifully crafted cakes, you will also get to see just how big, elaborate, and expensive they can get. Needless to say, children will love to be involved in this process. Not only will it demonstrate to them that you value their opinions but it will also mean that at the ceremony itself they can proudly proclaim to all your friends and family that they chose the cake. Should your child pick a cake that isn’t to your taste, then you could let them choose a smaller cake in their preferred style to share with other younger guests, or you can speak to the baker about finding a compromise.
Take them to Preview Potential Venues
Selecting the wedding venue can be a nerve-wracking experience. It is, after all, one of the most important elements of the whole thing and couples often find themselves spoiled for choice and trying to decide between a number of equally beautiful locations. You can involve your children in making this decision both by bringing them with you when you visit any potential venues, and also letting them help you to draw up a shortlist beforehand. Websites such as UK Wedding Savings allow you to preview a range of venues from their website; do this with your child nearby to let them know that they are involved in the process.
Involving your children when planning your wedding will go a long way to making them feel that their opinions are valued and also that they are an integral part of the ceremony, after which you will all be a single complete family unit.