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Wedding Ceremony Questions

If you are already in the throws of wedding planning, it probably does not surprise you that wedding ceremonies can have a lot of problems that you need to deal with. Fortunately, TheKnot.com has all of the wedding expertise to answer even your toughest wedding ceremony questions. We will fill you in on alternatives to unity candles, how to decorate for a church wedding, and whether or not you should get a gift for your ceremony officiant. We also have advice for child attendants, how a wedding recessional works, and the best way to plan a nondenominational wedding. We have answers to questions like, "How can we honor a deceased loved one at our wedding ceremony?" and "Who should walk me down the aisle?" Another popular wedding ceremony question we answer is, "How should an uneven wedding party walk down the aisle?" Plus, get tips on the receiving line, such as whether or not to include stepparents and whether or not a receiving line is really necessary. We will even let you know fun ways to include your pets in your wedding ceremony. Have a question you don't see answered? Submit it to Carley and you just might see the answer show up on our site!

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Wedding Ceremony: Do Child Attendants Stand in the Wedding Ceremony?

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I am planning to have two flower girls and two ring bearers in my wedding. What is the proper etiquette for child attendants -- should they stand with the rest of the bridal party throughout the wedding ceremony or should they sit down after they walk to the front? I am worried about how they will behave if they have to stand at the altar.

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Let your ring bearers and flower girls have their moment while walking down the aisle, but then have them sit down with their respective parents. Their behavior will be best if they sit with Mom or Dad. In addition, you may want to think about giving each kid a gift (perhaps a toy that’s handheld and very quiet) to keep them occupied during the ceremony. Not only will their parents appreciate it immensely, but it will ease your nerves as well.

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