If, like many couples, you already have little ones before tying the knot, you might be thinking about how to include them in your wedding ceremony.
Of course, they will likely want to be a bridesmaid or pageboy, flower girl or ring bearer, but some couples also like to have their little boy as best man. So sweet!
Whether you have one or more children with your partner or will be becoming a step parent, a lovely idea is to include them in your vows which, with a celebrant led ceremony, is very easily done and makes for a beautiful moment in the service.
Why not include them in a sand ceremony, gifting them the finished jar as a memento of the day? Or, you could all light a unity candle, a lovely idea for indoor ceremonies.
Your child might be a talented singer or instrumentalist, having them sing or play you down the aisle would definitely bring a tear!
Handing out orders of service as people enter or giving people confetti cones are also great ways to involve your children, no matter what their age.
©Ellie Lomas 2020
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Ellie Lomas ©2020 (Member of the Institute of Civil Funerals)
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Funeral Directors have been gradually calling on the services of Celebrants more and more for around 20 years. Perhaps friends or relatives have suggested having a Celebrant to take the funeral for you, but for many people, this will be the first time dealing with all the arrangements and it is very likely that you will never have heard of one.
Celebrants come generally in two forms; some are strictly ‘Humanist’, where there will no mention of any religion. Some are ‘Independent’ or ‘Civil’ Celebrants who give you the freedom to have hymns and other religious content if you wish to, or none at all. All Celebrants should do their utmost to create a ceremony that will be centred around your wishes and all about the life and personality of the person who has died.
Your child’s Naming Ceremony can be anything you want it to be. It can be held at home, in your garden, in a community centre, a hotel or anywhere else that grabs your imagination.
Naming Days are a great opportunity to get creative and make the special day truly unique, involving friends and family and making memories to be treasured forever. Once you have your venue secured and the date is fast approaching, what can you do to make the day as successful as possible?
If you are using a Celebrant to lead your Naming Ceremony then choosing the right one for you is so important. They will need to be the right fit for your family and they will be happy to have a chat with you over the phone or in person so you can get to know a little about them and make sure they are for you.
Once you are happy that you have made the right choice, your Celebrant will have lots of ideas to share, being led by your wishes throughout the process. Here are a few things that can be included to make your celebration extra special;