With An Escort Of Angels
They're adorable, and there is
no accent to a wedding ceremony, regardless of cost, that can
hope to compete with them when it comes to bringing charm to
your wedding ceremony. You just need to know what their roles
are, how to work with them, and how to make your ceremony a
wonderful experience for them too.
Children in many ways are miniature
adults. This is to say they have the exact same range of fears
and phobias that we adults have.
Many children, just like many adults, are afraid to perform
in public. So if you think that Karen and Trevor would make
a great flower girl and ring bearer- you better ask them first!
Having found children who want
to participate in your ceremony, it simply becomes a matter
of finding the right role(s) for them. Children can participate
in different ways. Yes, there is the traditional ring bearer
and/or flower girl. But sometimes children play the role of
escort(s) as when escorting their mother down the aisle in
lieu of an adult.
One of the cutest roles for a
child (or children) is when he/she/they announce the bride
as bell ringers. This child (or children) walks down the center
aisle ringing glass or porcelain bells proclaiming:
" The bride is coming!
The bride is coming! "
You can imagine how this delights
an audience as few have ever seen this role used by children
in a wedding ceremony.
If you invite children to participate
in your ceremony then just be patient with them. And don't
be surprised if their fuses pop and they just refuse to go
down the aisle. Just invite them to join us when they're ready
as you walk by. Remember: adults get scared doing this.. imagine
what it's like when you're six and two hundred people are staring