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
Why use a Wedding Celebrant?
For those couples trying to organise their dream day there can be a number of obstacles to get around and an awful lot of compromise. Venue, menu, number of guests and the list goes on and on.
Many couples come to a Celebrant because there seems to be quite a few restrictions at venues as to what you can and can’t have.
For example, you might wish to have a summer wedding in the garden of a beautiful country house but they are only licensed for the inside areas; this means that a registrar has to (by law) marry the couple inside. Or maybe your favourite place doesn’t have a wedding license…not a problem with a Celebrant.
Ellie is a professional Funeral, Wedding and Naming Celebrant based in Dorset.