Blended weddings can be a challenge. For us, we didn’t want to spend a ton of money since this was our second go around and we already had a large household to care for. We came to the realization early on that we also needed to include the kids in the process so they could have a strong and positive memory of us becoming a family unit.
We wanted to keep the day super casual, simple and fun! Even though it rained on our wedding ceremony, it was an experience that none of us will ever forget. It was actually a lot of fun to plan a wedding the way I wanted, and it was perfect without all the drama that comes with extravagant events. We made it about the kids and about the people that we love.
Here are a couple things that we did to make our blended wedding special for the kids: We had leather bracelets made with the date and all our initials on them. I ordered them from Etsy and we were very pleased with the way they turned out. In addition to exchanging wedding rings, we gave each kid their bracelet during the ceremony. I placed bracelets on Jon’s kids and he did the same for mine. We also arranged it so our kids made up our wedding party. My son even walked me down the aisle and gave me away.
We were so blessed to have my dear friend Jay @ www.weddedfilms.com photograph our event. He’s amazing! He also made this little clip of the day
There are many different ideas for blended weddings. You can get a ton of them off of Pinterest. I think the most important thing is to make it work for you and your family. Pick things that are important to you guys and go with it. Make it unique and make it memorable.