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Involving Your Children/Family Members In Your Ceremony

Involving your children in your wedding ceremony is a means of communicating their importance in your new relationship and union. Such involvement can reassure an uncertain or insecure child that he or she will continue to be an integral part of your married life. The role of your children in the ceremony can be as simple as that of a ring bearer or flower girl (an older child may even enjoy involvement in the ceremony as either the Best Man or Matron/Maid of Honor), or you may wish to have them directly involved by incorporating a family medallion, lighting a special candle, or creating a family bouquet. I have performed several family oriented weddings and I would love to share my ideas and experiences with you in order to help you create a memorable wedding experience for your family.

 

Some recent comments...
 

"Where Michael and I have a daughter together it was very important to include her in the ceremony. The family medallion was perfect and Sara loved it so much that the next day she went to school and showed her whole class the family medallion necklace."
 
"We would like to thank you for uniting us as a family. The suggestion of incorporating the family medallion piece was just what we were looking for. Our son Kyle is still beaming because he was included in the ceremony as we were married as a family."
 
"Now that life has calmed down a bit we wanted to take time to thank you again for the most beautiful and meaningful day of our lives!  You gave David and I the chance to create a wedding that was perfect in sending our message of love for one another and our families!  We laughed, we cried and we knew everyone felt loved.  The family medallion ceremony let the children know that they are always and will forever be a part of our lives."
 
"We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to really listen and getting to know us as a family. The family medallion piece warmed our hearts. Mikey would wear it to bed if he could."
 

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Love, According to Kids

CONCERNING WHY LOVE HAPPENS BETWEEN TWO PARTICULAR PEOPLE

"One of the people has freckles and so he finds somebody else who has
freckles too." Andrew, age 6
"No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with
how you smell... That's why perfume and deodorant are so popular." Mae, age 9
"I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn't so painful." Manuel, age 8

ON WHAT FALLING IN LOVE IS LIKE

"Like an avalanche where you have to run for your life." John, age 9
"If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don't want to do it. It takes too long." Glenn, age 7


ON THE ROLE OF BEAUTY AND HANDSOMENESS IN LOVE

"If you want to be loved by somebody who isn't already in your family, it doesn't hurt to be beautiful." Anita, age 8
"It isn't always just how you look. Look at me. I'm handsome like
anything and I haven't got anybody to marry me yet." Brian, age 7
"Beauty is skin deep. But how rich you are can last a long time."
Christine, age 9


REFLECTIONS ON THE NATURE OF LOVE

"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty
good too." Greg, age 8

HOW DO PEOPLE IN LOVE TYPICALLY BEHAVE?

"Mooshy, like puppy dogs, except puppy dogs don't wag their tails nearly as much." Arnold, age 10
"When a person gets kissed for the first time, they fall down and they
don't get up for at least an hour." Wendy, age 8
"All of a sudden, the people get movies fever so they can sit together in the dark." Sherm, age 8

CONCERNING WHY LOVERS OFTEN HOLD HANDS

"They want to make sure their rings don't fall off because they paid good money for them." Gavin, age 8
"They are just practicing for when they might have to walk down the aisle someday and do the holy matchimony thing." John, age 9

CONFIDENTIAL OPINIONS ABOUT LOVE

"I'm in favor of love as long as it doesn't happen when football is on
TV." Jill, age 6
"Love is foolish, but I still might try it sometime." Floyd, age 9
"Yesterday I kissed a girl in a private place. We were behind a tree."
Carey, age 7
"Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I've been
trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me." Dave, age 8
"I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard
enough." Regina, age 10


THE PERSONAL QUALITIES YOU NEED TO HAVE IN ORDER TO BE A GOOD LOVER

"Sensitivity don't hurt." Robbie, age 8
"One of you should know how to write a check. Because, even if you have
tons of love, there is still going to be a lot of bills." Ava, age 8


SOME SURE-FIRE WAYS TO MAKE A PERSON FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU

"Tell them that you own a whole bunch of candy stores." Del, age 6
"Shake your hips and hope for the best." Camille, age 9
"Yell out that you love them at the top of your lungs....and don't worry if their parents are right there." Manuel, age 8
"Don't do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might get
attention, but attention ain't the same thing as love." Alonzo, age 9
"One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it's something she
likes to eat. French fries usually works for me." Bart, age 9


HOW CAN YOU TELL IF TWO ADULTS EATING DINNER AT A RESTAURANT ARE IN LOVE?

"Just see if the man picks up the check. That's how you can tell if he's in love." Bobby, age 9
"Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will get cold. Other people care more about the food." Bart, age 9
"Romantic adults usually are all dressed up, so if they are just  wearing jeans it might mean they used to go out or they just broke up." Sarah, age 9
"See if the man has lipstick on his face." Sandra, age 7
"It's love if they order one of those desserts that are on fire. They
like to order those because it's just like how their hearts are--on fire." Christine, age 9


WHAT MOST PEOPLE ARE THINKING WHEN THEY SAY "I LOVE YOU"

"The person is thinking: Yeah, I really do love him. But I hope he
showers at least once a day." Michelle, age 9
"Some lovers might be real nervous, so they are glad that they finally
got it out and said it and now they can go eat." Dick, age 7

HOW WAS KISSING INVENTED?

"I know one reason that kissing was created. It makes you feel warm all
over, and they didn't always have electric heat or fireplaces or even stoves in their houses." Gina, age 8


HOW A PERSON LEARN TO KISS

"You can have a big rehearsal with your Barbie and Ken dolls." Julia, age 7
"You learn it right on the spot when the gooshy feelings get the best of you." Brian, age 7
"It might help to watch soap operas all day." Carin, age 9

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?

"It's never okay to kiss a boy. They always slobber all over you. That's why I stopped doing it." Tammy, age 10
"If it's your mother, you can kiss her anytime. but if it's a new person, you have to ask mission." Roger, age 6
"I look at kissing like this: Kissing is fine if you like it, but it's a free country and nobody should be forced to do it." [uncredited]

HOW TO MAKE LOVE ENDURE

"Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work." Dick, age 7
"Don't forget your wife's name. That will mess up the love." Erin, age 8
"Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash." Dave, age 8
"Don't say you love somebody and then change your mind. Love isn't like
picking what movie you want to watch." Natalie, age 9
 

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