WAYS TO INVOLVE THE KIDS IN YOUR WEDDING

Tuesday August 21 2012.

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The celeb world is abuzz with rumours that Hollywood’s golden couple – Brangelina will be marrying any day at their Chateau Miraval estate in France.  Whilst I am not going to speculate on what the world’s most beautiful couple will be wearing, I have been thinking about how they might involve their brood in their Wedding planning and celebrations aside from being flower girls and page boys.  As Angelina explained to Vanity Fair “Children are clearly a commitment, a bigger commitment [than marriage]. It’s for life.

angelina jolie brad pitt with all their kids

So Angelina, Brad if you’re reading here are some last minute ways to involve the kids in your Wedding:

1.  PERFORM

Bijou Brides and Grooms you could encourage your children to write a poem or give a reading at the ceremony, nothing could be more of a tearjerker for both you and your Wedding guests.  But if they show a flare for performance how about a sing-a-long during the speeches started by the kids or a mini rock band moment to get the disco started.  Could your kids compete with these two?

2. DRAW

This is where you can let your kids’ creative juices run riot.  Their sketches of you and your Groom or the whole family could be incorporated into a unique Wedding stationery concept.  Or as a fun project leading up to the big day, the kids could draw a picture of each Wedding guest which could then be used as an escort card or table place setting.

Kids drawn wedding invite

From North Yorkshire Weddings

3. DECORATE

Brad and Angelina have 6 children and could have a guest table for dinner dedicated to each child using their favourite colour, toys etc.  They could even have the kids decorate their table with the assistance of an older family member of course.  A less involved option would be to take photos of your kids holding big foam digits to be used in frames as your table numbers.

 

kids carnival table

Designed by LuLu’s Party Designs Captured by Kendy Schimmel Photography

4. BAKING

One of the best ways to involve the kids in your Wedding, have them make the favours.  A family bake day would be a fun way to de-stress before the big day – cookies, chocolates, cake pops, lollipops all the scrummy things.

kids make wedding favours

Courtesy of The Biscuiteers

5. DANCE

When if comes to your first dance as a married couple, why not switch half way through to a family dance with your children to joining you.

first dance with children

Courtesy of Green Photographic

CREDITS
Invitations by North Yorkshire Weddings – http://www.northyorkshireweddings.co.uk/
Carnival Party Table by LuLu’s Party Designs – http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShopLuLus  Captured by Kendy Schimmel Photography – http://www.kendyschimmel.com/
Icing Cookie Kits by The Biscuiteers – https://www.biscuiteers.com
Dancing Image courtesy of Green Photographic – http://www.greenphotographic.co.uk/