These days, it’s common for families to already have young members before the wedding commences–whether because of a blended family or a late-in-the-relationship wedding ceremony.
But what do you do if you want to incorporate your baby into your wedding? After all, it’s essential to have all important members of the family involved. Read on to learn how!
- Consider the age and abilities of your baby during the wedding. How old will she be once you say “I Do?” Will she be old enough to walk unaided? If not, consider having another family member walk her down the aisle or an older sibling pull her in a wagon.
- Consider his temperament. If your baby is naturally passive and quiet, he will probably have an easier time than a finicky baby. Take his personality into consideration before you make your decision.
- Appoint a responsible family member or friend as a baby-minder. You’ll be busy with the wedding. When your baby gets tired and needs a nap, have a friend take her away to a quiet area in the church or reception hall.
- Plan pictures during the best part of the day. You know by now when your baby is most cranky. If he can’t sit still in the early afternoon, skip that time for posed photographs.
- Have a Plan B. While you may have the best of intentions when incorporating your baby in your wedding, things don’t always go as planned. If your baby is resistant to being pulled in a wagon or doesn’t want to toddle down the aisle with a handful of rose petals, fall back to your plan B. In this case, make your baby’s role either easy to replace or simple to remove.
Have you had your baby in your wedding before and have any extra tips? Let us know in the comments!