Hello again, lol. I’m looking for unique ideas for ways to incorporate my 12 year old soon to be step daughter in our ceremony. No sand/candle ceremony or writing something to her, I’m looking for something unique, I’m tired of seeing the same old things that everyone does.
So thoughtful of you to include your soon to be step daughter!! Off the top of my head, special reading or poem, maybe a special necklace gift, if she is musical perhaps a song to perform, a dance with her dad at the reception, or a family balloon release. Hope this helps!! 🌺
I did the sand ceremony and vows to her (promising to help raise her to be a confident, happy adult etc), but I also made sure to get her input as much as possible on things like what she'd be wearing, how her hair was styled, etc. She and I baked the cake the day before and she iced it the morning of (since it was an elopement and we didn't have to feed a crowd).
She helped me get ready and zipped up my dress.
I bought her this bracelet on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/738207568/step-daughter-gift-bonus-daughter?ref=yr_purchases
And here's a link to my elopement photos if you're curious: