Precious Gifts From Above
By Chanelle M
The flower girl usually is a child between the ages of three to eight. The ring bearer is usually around the same age. The ring bearer usually precedes the flower girl in the line up.
Things to keep in mind when choosing your little people to participate in your grand event:
1) their ages
2) children will act their age
3) do not underestimate their intelligence. Get them involved, and let them know well in advance their responsibilities and how important it is to you and the wedding party.
Keep in mind that having children in the ceremony means unpredictability. The ring bearer, the young man you have carrying your precious stones down the aisle, could shock you. God forbid he loses the rings while playing with them during the ceremony. My son was the ring bearer for my second marriage and I was shocked when I saw him putting the ring in his mouth during the ceremony. It is important to instill how important it is not to lose or play with the rings.
If the child is a teenager, you might find a different role for him in the ceremony. For example, my oldest son gave me away. To my amazement, when we reached the end of our walk, he kissed my new husband-to-be and whispered that he loved him. Everyone was extremely touched.