Having your children play a part in your special day is not only natural, but also incredibly special

“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a golden carriage”…

For most couples, this timeless rhyme rings true. But for a lot of others; somewhere in between love and marriage, an unexpected pregnancy throws a spanner in the works!

While many of these mommies and daddies will put their marriage on hold indefinitely (I mean, having a child together is as committed as you can get!), there are some who still want their turn at the altar!

For these couples, including their little ones in the wedding process is not only natural, but also incredibly special.

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Who else would make a cuter flower girl or ring bearer, than your own son or daughter?

Here are three ways to include your children in your wedding:

1. Flower girl or ring bearer

Who else would make a cuter flower girl or ring bearer, than your own son or daughter?

Little girls will relish the opportunity to wear a pretty dress, and little boys will bask in the responsibility of looking after those oh-so-sparkly rings.

Being asked to stand alongside mom and dad as they promise their lives to one another will be something that your children will never forget!

2. Unity ceremony

This symbolic gesture will make for a special moment to share with your older children, as you express the new bond you are forming in front of the rest of your family and friends.

3. Let them toast

No one says it better than a child!

Ask your child to say a few words at the reception – and toast your ‘new’ life together.

They will no doubt feel important, and you will treasure what they have to say forever!