Start off your ceremony with a band of bell ringers #Ceremony Advice#ceremony#kids#steal-this-idea September 18 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw Photo by Megan Schley Melaina and Nick love kids and decided to have a merry little band to get the ceremony started: "ringing bearers!" We're obviously big fans of this concept, and these two knocked it out of the park with colorful bells with handles. But this adorable endeavor was not without its precautions: Shortly before the ceremony, my sister cautioned me that we may be hearing the bells before and DURING the entire ceremony. I could immediately imagine trying to say "I do" over top of a cacophony of bells. Fortunately, a cousin agreed to hand out and collect the bells right before and right after the kids' performance and it worked out beautifully. Check out the rest of Melaina & Nick's colorful playful and kid-friendly wedding. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS Kelly & Andrew's small and simple Tuesday wedding NEXT A chic and lacy haunted house goth wedding Toggle comments [ 2 ] This is EXACTLY what we are doing. I think it's even the same brand of bells… oh well, great minds think alike. Reply Ohmegosh this totally falls under the category of "why didn't I think of that?" If I hadn't already made the ring bearer's pillow and hand cut confetti for the girls to toss, I would totally do this. This is a wonderful way to include all the children at the wedding, too! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.