Should you have children in your wedding party?

Although small children can be a complete joy, if you choose to include them in your wedding party, you need to expect the unexpected. Even the most well behaved child, who has been a perfect angel during rehearsals, can sometimes add an unexpected twist to your ceremony. Some children understandably will experience “stage fright” upon seeing all of the guests at your ceremony. They may also be having just an off day.

Choosing to include children can be an absolute delight, adding their cherubic faces to your wedding photographs, but if you prefer to be in complete control of your plans, then you might wish to reconsider having children in your wedding event, no matter what their age. In the end, it’s your wedding day and only you can decide what is best for you.

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Choosing your wedding attendants

Your wedding will most likely be one of the biggest events of your life and early in the planning stages you should give some serious thought to choosing your wedding attendants. Whatever you do, do not choose you attendants lightly. Carefully consider who are your closest and really good friends and/or family members. By giving careful consideration to your choices, it can save you headaches down the road.  One of the girls in our office actually had her maid of honor drop out of her wedding several weeks before she got married, causing all sorts of last minute stress! Thankfully her other bridesmaids stood loyally by her side. Sometimes jealousy or resentment can rear it’s ugly head and arise from someone whom you may have thought would really be there to support you, so please give this careful thought. There’s enough angst before the big day, why add to it, if you don’t have to.

Also, keep in mind if you will be working on a tight budget, that the more attendants you choose to use, the more of an expense this can be as the cost of the flowers, boutonnieres, gifts, etc. would all have to be factored in.