In addition to Photo's post...Children are so cute and sweet in their little tuxes and dresses, aren't they? BUT, do not expect to have a perfect wedding with children involved, even in the audience. You've got to have a sense of humor about it.
My DD was a flower girl at my sister's wedding. We found out the minister was a "professional" singer when he broke into The Rose
by Bette Midler(He hadn't done this at the rehearsal).
Scared the living crap out of DD and the rest of us too, BTW. She turned around and ran to her grandma's lap. I, myself, broke into a major giggle fit and spent most of the ceremony with my face in my X's lapel. Dude seemed to think he WAS Bette.
Anyhoo, DD finally got the nerve to go back up front. Next, Mr. Minister Man breaks into Unchained Melody
. DD starts kinda doing the Twist and when he went for the high note she gave a big high kick in a hoop skirt, exposing the audience to a full view of her underwear.
Thank goodness my older sis got her some frilly panties so everyone didn't get a view of her terrycloth training pants.
Oh yeah, another added surprise was hearing the minister admonish BIL to remember that he should not be abusive b/c she was "THE WEAKER VESSEL". OMG!!!!!!!! You can see in the video where my sis turned to look at him with her jaw on the floor. Dude, we are a family of very strong women. Not one man married to us would EVER call one of us a "weaker" anything.
So please, be sure the rehearsal is done as it will be at the ceremony. We expected surprises out of the kids going in, that creates the fun memories. The minister took us by complete surprise.