Thursday, October 30, 2014

Children - Cuteness - Wedding Ceremony - Some Tips

Children at a wedding are so very cute - Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant Kent officiated for Jeff and Lisa at A Chapel on Swans Trail this summer.  They included four young people in the wedding ceremony procession:  these were the two youngest.

Ring bearer at A Chapel on Swans Trail - Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant 

Children can certainly add an element of sweetness and life to the proceedings.

And they are just so very cute!
A Chapel on Swans Trail - Flowergirl - Wedding ceremony officiated by Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant

Here are some things we've learned to make things go well.

We invite the youngsters to the rehearsal and encourage them to "practice" with their parents. 

It is generally most workable when one parent or person the child feels comfortable with is there at the lineup and another is upfront to "call" them forward.

If the child gets "stuck" somewhere coming down the aisle, it is a good idea to have someone be the designated "swooper" to help them along. (The aisle is special but an adult other than those in the wedding party can step into if needed.)

Lots of sugary treats before the actual ceremony are not a great idea. Other options might include some quiet time, a short nap, reading a story together, playing with a favorite toy, having an adult just sitting with the young one and talking about what is happening ...

If you're planning a celebration and can include a child or two, it is always a good idea!

Many thanks to Rick + Anna Photography!

And if you're planning a great wedding with amazing cuteness, give us a call at 206.789.9788 or contact us through our website.

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