Digital editor and bride-to-be Steph Telfer wanted to ask the littlest members to be in her bridal party in a special way too!
After we got engaged, I had the subject of who would be in my bridal party on my mind pretty much straight away.
I knew that I wanted who I wanted to ask to be my bridesmaids immediately, but I wasn’t sure whether we’d have any children in the wedding party at all.
I ADORE my family and friend’s kids, but I’ve always thought our wedding would be relatively child-free. So, we decided that we’d have a child-free wedding, with three little exceptions.
My niece Erin was always going to be involved in some way, and she’s my one and only flowergirl. She’s going to be just turned three at the time of the wedding which is a fantastic age.
My friend and chief bridesmaid Letitia had her wee boy, Tommy, just a couple of days before my sister-in-law had Erin, and he’s going to be one of my page boys.
Finally, another of my bridesmaids Kirsty’s wee boy Noah, who’ll be four at the time of the wedding will head up my party as a page boy too.
HOW I ASKED MY PAGE BOYS + FLOWERGIRL
I wanted to give the kids something but I wasn’t sure what, so I spent some time looking online before coming across some personalised boxes on Etsy.
When they were opened up, they had a message on the underside of the lid, asking ‘Will you be my page boy’ or ‘Will you be my flower girl?’
The gorgeous teddy bears for the children were from Jomanda on Not on the High Street. I wanted to give them something they could keep, and these bears were amazing quality. I bought them in cream and latte.
I lined the boxes with matching tissue and in Erins, I put a pair of shoes and frilly socks from Monsoon; the boys got adorable bow-tie and shirt style onesies from H&M.
The boxes were a hit! The kids were really too young to even know, but the mums got to open them, so it was a nice surprise for them too.
I can’t wait to have these little people who we love so much as part of our wedding!
Are you having any kids in the wedding party? Let me know! I’d love to know if you had a creative way of asking them too.