Mrs. Lewis
Dedicated November 2018

How many Brides out there are using your children in your bridal party, especially step children?

Mrs. Lewis, on January 28, 2017 at 5:17 AM Posted in Planning 0 52
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My husband and I are getting married in November of 2018. I have a 10 year old son from a previous relationship and my husband and I have 2 children together, a 3 yr old daughter and a 6 month old son. We plan to include all 3 of our children in our wedding, Our oldest, Aiden, will be a Jr. Groomsmen (his decision), Our daughter, Lyla, will be our flower girl, and our youngest, Alex, will be our ring bearer, he will be 2 then. We want to do something to unite us all as a family, sand art has been tossed around. Any other ideas would be helpful. What are you doing to unite your family together?

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Latest activity by Nicole, on January 30, 2017 at 5:06 PM
  • LolliPOP
    Super May 2017
    LolliPOP ·
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    FH has 2 daughters from a previous relationship they will be my Jr bridesmaids, ages 13 and 10. My oldest son (age 9) from a previous relationship will be "ring security" along with our 4 year old son (he is very shy and I know he won't walk down alone).

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  • Mrs. Lewis
    Dedicated November 2018
    Mrs. Lewis ·
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    What are you doing to unite your families as one? Anything special?

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  • LolliPOP
    Super May 2017
    LolliPOP ·
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    We have blended family necklaces for the kids I found on Amazon. We are presenting them at the ceremony only placing them on the oldest from both sides (I place one on his oldest, he places one on my oldest). After the ceremony the younger kids will receive theirs.

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  • Amanda
    VIP May 2017
    Amanda ·
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    My son is the ring bearer and my daughter is the flower girl We're doing the sand ceremony my son will be 2 so we are going to assist him to keep things moving lol my daughter is from a previous relationship

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  • ambrok
    Master October 2017
    ambrok ·
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    FH'son is a quiet teenager n doesn't want to be 'in' the wedding, so it feels pretty limiting but we are respecting that. Im looking into having a quilt made for him with wide boarders n 6 squares...1 for each year I've known him.

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  • K
    Expert September 2019
    K.glass ·
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    We have 2 16 yr olds (1 is his son, 1 is my daughter) and i have a 13 yr old. They will all be jr bridesmaids and groom men. We are doing a sand ceremony woth all of us. To unite us all as one

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  • 2ndTime
    Super October 2017
    2ndTime ·
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    My ex is also getting married this year, and our son (11) will be the best man and daughter (6) will be the maid of honor for both. They are both excited. My son wants to organize a bachelor party and give a speech (!!).

    We will probably also do a sand ceremony with four different colors.

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  • FMW
    Super August 2018
    FMW ·
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    My two teen boys are standing up with FH, his two teen girls will stand up with me. My boys will walk with me down the aisle as well. Both FH and I will say one thing about the kids in our vows but no unity ceremony. At the reception, FH and I will do our first dance then halfway through the song changes & we will bring all 4 kids to the dance floor with us.

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  • HickChick418
    VIP May 2017
    HickChick418 ·
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    My 11 yr old son is the ring bearer. My 20 yr old son will help my dad walk me down and my 21 yr old daughter is my MOH

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  • MJ
    VIP April 2017
    MJ ·
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    FH and I each have a daughter, ages 12, 14. They are jr bridesmaids.

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  • A
    Just Said Yes May 2017
    Amanda ·
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    My 18 yr old son will walk me down the aisle and my 16 yr old daughter is MOH. We are doing the sand ceremony. We will also be sharing a dance with them.

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  • Meet_The_Clarks
    VIP June 2018
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    I have 13 year old twins from a previous relationship. They will be almost 15 by the time FH and I get married. My son is a junior groomsman and my daughter is a junior bridesmaid. They are both excited about it. Still trying to figure out how to incorporate them into the bach parties. I'm planning on having my children give me away to FH. Idk 100% though. Haven't talked to them about it

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  • #happilyeverHowards
    Expert October 2017
    #happilyeverHowards ·
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    My 18 year old from a previous relationship will be a groomsman, our 16 year old daughter will be my only bridesmaid, and our 14 year old son will be the other groomsman.

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  • MandMHoagland
    Expert October 2017
    MandMHoagland ·
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    Future step daughter, who will be 11 when we get married, will be jr bridesmaid. We are also using Unity in Glass for the ceremony rather than a candle or sand. She is picking 2 of the glass bead colors and then helping to create the bead mixture that will sculpted into art.

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  • Trish
    Super June 2017
    Trish ·
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    My 9 year old daughter will be a Jr. Bridesmaid

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  • Bemyguest
    Master April 2017
    Bemyguest ·
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    The sand ceremony is a good idea! I've also seen a company online where you can get glass and combine them, and then the company forges it into a sculpture. It was kinda expensive for me, but your budget may be different and that may be cooler than sand for your older kids!

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  • Bemyguest
    Master April 2017
    Bemyguest ·
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    Company is called unity in glass Smiley smile

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  • Mrs.G
    Master April 2017
    Mrs.G ·
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    My son he's 9 from a previous relationship will stand up with FH and our daughter she's 21 months will be the flower girl

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  • ToBeMrsWatson
    Super August 2017
    ToBeMrsWatson ·
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    Our grown children are THE wedding party.... I have three, plus my daughter in law and my FH has two and it worked our perfectly... three ladies three guys total..... Problem is they are in their 20's and it is soooooo hard to get them to do certain things.... Like pick out a Damn Dress!!! they have until next friday! LOL

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  • Teresa
    Super September 2017
    Teresa ·
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    I have a 10 year old from a previous relationship and my FH asked him to be one of his groomsmen. So cute and made my heart so happy.

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