Wedding project ideas and style how-tos for brides, bridal jewelry designers and wedding planners.
|Many modern weddings are about more than just the bride and groom, as couples join together children as well. These family weddings are ushering in new wedding traditions as blended families celebrate their love and commitment for one another. Depending on their ages, children can be incorporated into all aspects of the wedding from the invitations to the wedding photos. One way to make children feel extra special on the big day is to give them a gift of jewelry or include them in the creation of the bridal jewelry, symbolizing their role in the new family. Here are some ideas for blending together families with beads and making jewelry that will be cherished for a lifetime.|
|Ask each child to contribute a bead to the bride's jewelry. This can be included as part of the ceremony, as each child can present a bead and place it into a bowl or display dish, or this can be done earlier to create the wedding jewelry. This same idea can be used to make a meaningful charm bracelet for the bride, filled with hand-selected charms from the kids. Design a traditional charm bracelet with bracelet chain and charms and beads, or use the Dione® Add a Bead System and large-hole beads for a more modern look.
Take a different approach to the popular sand ceremony with a seed bead sculpture. Have each family member pour a cup of seed beads (in different colors) into one shared vase for a beautiful piece of home décor to be enjoyed beyond the big day.
The key is to make children feel they are an integral part of the big day and your future lives together. Jewelry gifts and designs that incorporate the kids are an everlasting way to express this and celebrate the coming together of a new family.
In addition to jewelry, here are some other ideas for incorporating children into the wedding celebration:
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