Tips for Children in Wedding
Remember to dress children comfortably. Have the flower girls’ dress complement your bridesmaids’ dress. Nonskid, comfortable shoes are important. If the child is uncomfortable, they will let you know!
Have your photographer photo the children before they get tired and restless. Candid shots of the children will look great in your wedding album.
Have fake wedding rings sewn to the ring bearer’s pillow. Do not sew the real wedding rings to the pillow or you may just be missing one or both by the time he reaches the altar!
Make sure the child knows where his mother and father will be sitting during the ceremony. This may make them feel a little bit at ease. After the child walks down the aisle he/she may be more comfortable sitting with his/her parents rather than being with the bridal party.
If the child decides not to perform his/her role, don't push. It may make matters worse!
Alternative Items for a Flowergirl
The flower girl doesn't have to carry a basket of flowers. Here are a few alternative items that she can carry:
- A photograph of a special relative
- The Bible
- A small lantern
- Basket of candy
- An arrangement for the altar
- Her favorite toy