Wedding Ceremony Q&As

Answers to who walks when, who stands where, and other ways to make sure your ceremony is perfect.

Q: My husband and I are planning to renew our vows. Do you have any suggestions for how we can include our children in the reaffirmation ceremony? 

A: Asking your children to participate in this special occasion is a wonderful idea and there are a number of ways they can do so. If you’re going to have a bridal party, ask if they would like to be a part of it. And if you plan on having a processional, one or more of your children can walk down the aisle with you to meet your husband. Have your kids do readings during the ceremony. They may also want to write a letter or poem for you that they can read aloud. If your children sing or play instruments, ask them to lend their musical talents to the day—it will make it that much more special. Adult children can offer toasts at the reception. And consider presenting your children with gifts to commemorate the day. A piece of jewelry and a beautifully framed family photo are two lovely keepsakes.

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