Kids play an essential role in setting the mood of a wedding. A wedding without kids would surely appear dull and out of the norm. Kids are just like earthly angels who hold a special place in the hearts and general lives of adults. For this reason, people have always endeavoured to engage kids in their every day-to-day activity and weddings are no exceptions.
Kid’s roles in wedding are mostly dictated upon by their age. In most weddings, kids under six years of age are assigned roles of ring-bearers and flower girls. Kids between three to six years make perfect flower girls, train-bearers and ring-bearers whereas those between seven to ten years may be tasked with carrying candles during wedding processions, dishing out programmes and flowers as well as tending the guestbook.
Kids also make good junior bridesmaids and groomsmen. They dress in similar outfits to that of the adult bridesmaid and groomsmen and perform almost similar roles as their seniors. They can escort bride down the aisle, read a love or marriage passage, usher in guests and bear the prayer book during processions, all the while crowning the ceremony.
Since kids can be a bit difficult to handle sometime, it is important for one to learn to be patient with them. Some may start removing shoes and throwing them at other kids while others may suddenly become shy and cling on the couple while they are making the vows. The wedding planner or the couple should assign a person or two to be in charge of directing and controlling the children during the ceremony.
To ensure that kids play their role faultless during the wedding ceremony, it is crucial to help them learn and get comfortable with every task they are supposed to carry out. Let the practice on how to walk down the aisle with the bride during procession and also ascertain that they know where their parents or other relatives will be seated.
If the couple getting married are parents to a ring-bearer or a flower girl, it is advisable to make them feel as part of the ceremony. The couple should ask the master of ceremony or programmer to mention the child’s name several times during the ceremony.
Dresses for the flower girls need to be spectacular and serve to effectively complement the bride’s wedding dress. While shopping for dresses for the flower girls it is important to consider acquiring a beautiful collection of matching shoes, handbags and accessories. The scene of the bride amidst delightfully dressed flower girls will be breathtaking and make the bride feel like a princess in the middle of handmaidens.
Dresses for the bridesmaids ought to be trendy and colourful too. Dresses for the bridesmaid usually come in a variation of knee-length, tea-length and floor length designs. Currently, unlike in the past when bridesmaids were forced to go for the limited selection of dresses that the local wedding shops stocked, dresses for the bridesmaid are available in a wide range of luxurious design, fabric and colour options. Moreover, these dresses are sold at affordable prices that can be squeezed in any wedding budget.