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Ring security, puppy wranglers, and train conductors: Alternative wedding party roles for kids

We recently heard about a bride with five sisters, ranging in age from infant to adult, all needing a role in her wedding party. We're fans of having just as many bridesmaids, junior bridesmaids, flower girls, ring bears, flower grandmas, adult male flower girls, bell ringers, and aisle walkers as you like (WHEW!), so we're all for making this way less of a stress than it would be otherwise. Or, if you're looking for beautiful simplicity, consider having no wedding party, and nobody gets left out. But if you're going for inclusion, here are some alternative wedding party roles for kids we'd recommend AND how it's been done traditionally, just for reference.

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Melissa & Scott's atypical Southern Rock 'Em Sock 'Em celebration

This Southern bride, her Southern family, and her Southern groom can tell you that we're not all the cowboy boot-wearing girls depicted on TV and not all of our weddings look like a scene from Steel Magnolias. And in this wedding, it looks like FUN! Board games (including Mystery Date!), a Low Country Boil, a grown-up flower girl, and a pretty sweet processional make this a whole other ball game.

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Kara & Adam's 1930s-inspired aviation history wedding

A wedding in an aviation museum is one thing, but this couple added in some amazing 1930s details that take it to another level. We're talking photos that totally suggest Casablanca, complete with a Humphrey Bogart-style groom in a white jacket. The air mail-toting flower girls, the "Adventure Book," and a spectacular venue space just make it all that much more awesome.