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If a couple have children – taking part in the service
If the couple already have children, involve them in one of the preparation sessions and discuss any ideas they might have of being involved in the service
If the couple have young bridesmaids, pageboys or ring-bearers, place a marker on the floor so they know where to stand when they are the front of the church
If a young child is acting as ring-bearer, it’s best to tie the rings to the cushion
Older children of the couple can also walk Mum down the aisle, or be involved in reading or writing prayers for the service
By inviting the couple’s children to stand with their parents during the prayers or blessing, you will be creating a wonderful moment to remember, and emphasising that this wedding marks a new beginning for the whole family