By: Jennifer Murray

Preparing to Walk the Aisle…

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Our four little men will {hopefully} be walking the aisle this weekend. We are so thrilled and honored to be a part of the wedding of our DEAR friend, Emily, and our new friend, Nick!

I am so genuinely delighted to see how God has brought their lives together! I’m anxious to see our little men all dressed up and looking sharp, as well!

I am just hoping all goes smoothly free of any attitudes or melt downs! 🙂 Any advice from those of you who have had kids in weddings?

12 Responses to “Preparing to Walk the Aisle…”

  1. Crystal
    October 6, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    Jack, as a 2-year-old, was a ring bearer in my brother’s wedding. The best advice I have is to have a sitter prepared to whisk them away if needed! It turns out Jack stood up there quietly and well almost the whole time, but I’ve seen this trick save several weddings! Although I’m sure your 4 will be great. 🙂

  2. Nicole at Arrows Sent Forth
    October 6, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    My 2-year-old son was just in a wedding. I was worried he wouldn’t make it down the aisle because he’s pretty shy. It really helped that the bride and groom provided a cute pillow for him to carry, and we explained that it was his job to bring the pillow to daddy (my husband was the best man). Giving him a big-boy job gave him a sense of purpose and helped to make him interested in getting down that scary aisle. Then we just had him sit in a pew with his grandparents so we didn’t have to worry about his behavior up at the front during the ceremony.

    Also, pack some comfy shoes for the reception. My son couldn’t wait to get back into his crocs once the pictures were over! 🙂

  3. Amy from Occupation: Mommy
    October 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    I look forward to hearing all the advice from your readers, because my three girls (9, 7, and 4) will be flower girls this December in my brother-in-law’s wedding. Wisely, they did not ask my son to be a ring bearer (he will be 18 months old). Your boys will be so cute!

  4. Beth
    October 6, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    My quads have been in a couple of weddings already. I think that this is a time that it is a benefit that they are quads. They are less likely to get nervous and refuse to go down the aisle. They will have the comfort of their brothers by their sides to help get them down. If all else fails, remember those adorable little men in tuxes will be so stinking cute that they’ll be a hit no matter what!

  5. Kaia
    October 6, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    No matter what happens, it’s not going to affect the MARRIAGE of the couple! Ring bearers/flower girls are just for looking cute and laughing at anyways, right? tee hee.. looking forward to pictures!

  6. Courtney
    October 6, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    I agree- can’t wait to see pictures! They will be so cute!

  7. Barbara Manatee
    October 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    How ironic! My twins are going to be flower girl & ring bearer this weekend!! they were asked by one of their preschool teachers! (Isn’t that sweet?)

    How awesome will your boys look, all lined up and dressed up!! Good luck!!!

  8. Pam
    October 6, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    Being sure they are well rested and not hungry will help the situation.

  9. abagail
    October 6, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    Have them take a good nap right before, and give them a quick snack. Make sure they take potty breaks before they walk down aisle. Wrap up some dollar store gifts for them to open AFTER they complete their task. Show them the gifts and explain it will be theirs to open AFTER they walk down the aisle and follow directions. Like a prize at the end! Nothing like a prize to motivate some youngsters to behave!!

  10. Grady Pruitt
    October 7, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    My kids have never been in a wedding ceremony so I can’t give you any advice specific to that. I can tell you though, that setting expectations can go a long way to help the children behave. I like the idea of giving them the “big boy job” if that is a possibility, but also realize that children can be a little fidgety at times.

    Most important though is to remember to have fun! And let them have a little fun too!

    Hope you all have a great time!

  11. Suzi
    October 7, 2011 at 5:12 am #

    It must be a multiples wedding weekend!! My three year old twins are in my parents renewal of vows this weekend and like you I am really excited to see them but also really anxious of how it is going to go!! They chose not to have a rehearsal so we will just “wing it” for the ceremony! Best wishes!!

  12. Stehanie
    October 7, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    My oldest son was in my sisters wedding when he was 18 months as the ring bearer. He walked down the isle with me and did not carry his pillow. Once he got to the front he went to my Aunt who watched him through the wedding. We had a ton of snacks and drinks to keep him entertained. At the reception we let him wear his pjs. Good luck and your boys will do just fine.

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