[ctt template=”6″ link=”UI1lg” via=”no” ]“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.”- Richard L. Evans[/ctt]

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Your destination wedding is bound to be one of the best celebrations of your life. You will be surrounded by family and friends to watch as you tie the knot with your loved one in paradise.

It is easy to get caught up in the planning and preparations that come with a wedding, but it is vital to remember that this is an important day for your children as well.

Making them feel included in the ceremony can make the experience that much better for your children and for yourself as well. Here are a few ideas on how to include your kids in a destination wedding celebration.


1. Allow them to create DIY crafts to decorate the wedding ceremony.

Allowing your kids to create DIY decor for your wedding day can make them feel more included in the celebration. There are DIY crafts suitable for all ages and if nothing comes to mind I recommend searching Youtube for DIY destination wedding inspiration. Here is one DIY idea that is easy and festive if you are getting married in Spain.

2. Give them a special gift on the morning of the ceremony.

According to wedding experts at the giving children a special gift on the morning of your wedding is a great way to make them feel special on your big day.

The wedding experts convey, “It’ll be something they cherish forever, and a special time for you to express how much they mean to you and how excited you are to take on this new family role.” The gift does not have to be extravagant, maybe a handwritten letter or a framed picture of one of your favorite memories together.


3. Give them a voice in the wedding planning. 

Whether it’s the entertainment or the wedding menu allowing your children to help you plan the destination wedding ceremony can make them feel more connected to the celebration. When the day comes you can direct all of the rave reviews from your guests to your children to make them feel appreciated and proud of their work. I suggest allowing them to help with the food menu. Include a few of their favorite dishes and let them tag along to any of the tastings that you go to.

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