Tag Archives: children in weddings

Year-end highlights

It’s practically obligatory for columnists to do their year-end column or wrap-up. And then there’s the one about coming trends. I am not going buck those traditions! Here are some reflections on weddings I’ve officiated this past year, as we say goodbye to 2017. From intimate elopements and micro-weddings at my own ceremony site, Harmony [...]

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Some practical ideas on how to include your children in your wedding

Don’t underestimate the importance of your wedding for your children. What you don’t want is the children sitting by silently, feeling left out, like guests at their own party. Please take the time to include them in some way. It will help create a happier, healthy, new family life. It’s been said that love is [...]

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When Children Attend Weddings

Here are a few tricks, tips and advice I have to offer about children attending weddings.

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When it doesn’t go as planned

Everyone worries about what might go wrong on their wedding day. I always tell my couples that whatever happens, I promise you will be married when I’m done with you! But what happens when something does go wrong? Here are a few common and challenging ceremony situations and idea on how to handle them. Children [...]

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Children in Weddings

A wedding ceremony is never just about the couple. It is also the joining of families and communities. Even with an elopement, there are now in-laws, where there were none before. If either or both partners have children, it is vital to include them in this most important occasion. The age of a child will [...]

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Children in Weddings

Today one of my favorite things: children in weddings. The children may be your children, having a family first and getting married second is not that uncommon today. And when mommy and daddy are getting married – it is wonderful, and important, to include the child or children, beyond the usual flower girl or ring bearer. [...]

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I do (take two)

Many people who have wed before find themselves freer to create the wedding of their dreams (rather than that of their family or friends) the second time around.  When remarrying, you’re older, wiser, and more certain about what you want from life and from marriage. There are no special rules about the size or scope [...]

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wine box ceremony photos

Here are some wonderful photos from the ceremony I wrote about a short while ago. The couple incorporated the ‘Wine Box’ ritual into their ceremony. In case you’re wondering, it wasn’t the open wine that went into that box! My friend Wes from Wesley Works was kind enough to send these over to me. They [...]

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