No wedding entourage would be complete without some adorable tots to add a touch of charm and spontaneity to the big day. While kids are entertaining, they're also unpredictable--which is why you should put careful thought into choosing the younger members of their entourage. Selecting your young entourage members can be trickier than picking other grown-ups in your entourage, and to help you out, we've listed down three major factors to consider when choosing your flower girls, ring and arrhae bearers, and other kids who'll play roles at your wedding.
When selecting, don't just think of who would make the cutest addition--sometimes the cutest ones are just too young to do their tasks. Avoid choosing children who are too young and could have trouble walking down the aisle unassisted--some churches have rules against young entourage members who have to be carried down the aisle by an adult. In the same way, don't get kids who are already a bit older and could look out of place next to the rest of your little entourage.
Is the child naturally timid? Or more prone to tantrums? Always think of who would be most comfortable and need the least assistance in playing the part. You want someone who's confident but who won't disrupt your solemn ceremony with unruly behavior.
Your connection with them
Lastly, think about the connection you share with your prospective entourage members. If possible, get children you are close to or who are familiar with you, like a younger cousin or godchild. It makes giving directions easier, plus you have a better idea of how they will behave on the actual day.