Get Kids Down The Aisle

Based on lots of experience the average 3 or 4-year-old doesn’t take directions very well. The following should help in getting them down but what we can’t predict is what they will do once they there:

1. Practice – Have the child physically walk down the aisle a few times to gain familiarity

2. Incentives – Have his/her parent waiting at the end of the aisle with a lollipop or toy.

3. Have a bridesmaid be prepared to hold the child’s hand or even carry him/her down the aisle.

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34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 22:22:06

    these are some great tips

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  2. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 22:25:53

    there attention span is so short!

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  3. yollyscott
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 01:43:23

    lovely tips

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  4. yollyscott
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 01:43:40

    sometimes they are shy

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  5. yollyscott
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 01:43:55

    afraid of crowd…attention

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  6. beethankful
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 09:50:04

    kids are so easily distracted

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  7. beethankful
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 09:58:24

    I agree kids under 3 cant walk down the aisle without some distraction

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  8. beethankful
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 09:59:58

    all the above will help you to have a ‘drama-free’ wedding

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  9. beethankful
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 11:57:02

    you have to get them familiar with the aisle I agree with #1

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  10. beethankful
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 20:12:01

    Children lend a sweet, innocent charm to weddings.

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  11. beethankful
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 20:12:27

    Giving a child a specific responsibility (nothing too intense,

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  12. beethankful
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 20:12:44

    focuses their energy and decreases the likelihood of their being bored and fussy.

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  13. beethankful
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 20:13:01

    In addition to the traditional roles of flowergirl and ringbearer,

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  14. beethankful
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 20:13:28

    here are many other ways to include children in your wedding ceremony.

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  15. beethankful
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 20:13:51

    Children might also:

    read a poem, bible verse, other scriptural reading or religious blessing

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  16. beethankful
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 20:14:11

    sing a hymn or song, separately or together

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  17. beethankful
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 20:14:30

    serve as an alter boy or acolyte, if you are having a religious ceremony that includes those roles and it is in keeping with the house of worship’s policies

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  18. beethankful
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 20:14:45

    pass out wedding programs as guests enter the church

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  19. beethankful
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 20:14:55

    distribute and blow bubbles as the newlyweds exit

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  20. beethankful
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 20:16:25

    Practice
    It doesn’t always make perfect, but it helps.

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