Thursday, December 28, 2006

Ringbearer and Flowergirl - Consider these issues

The debate continues as to whether you should have children at the wedding ceremony. We've all heard about nightmare stories such as the ringbearer tossing the pillow or the flower girl tossing the basket of petals. So, before you consider having kids as part of the wedding entourage, here are some things to consider:

1) How many children do you plan to have? The typical wedding has one ringbearer and one flower girl, but there are some weddings that can have up to three or four children.

2) What should the minimum age be? For a ringbearer, there are some brides that prefer to get kids that are at least 4-5 years old.

3) How much do you plan to spend on their wedding outfits?

4) Will the location and timing of the wedding be an issue?

5) If you don't have children at the ceremony, should you just make your entourage consist of one maid of honor and bestman?

With countless other issues to consider, sometimes there are weddings wherein the bride and groom forego an entire entourage, and just choose to have a flower girl and ringbearer. The choice is really up to you and your sanity!

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