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Don’t tell us you didn’t have a break out into a Cheshire grin when you heard the royal wee ones would be having key roles in Pippa Middleton’s May 20th wedding?! The outfits alone would be reason enough to justify having Prince George, 4, as page boy and Princess Charlotte, 2, as a bridesmaid; however, this recent revelation also got us thinking about the implications of including kids in the wedding party. While yes, they are precious and darling scene stealers, wee ones can also be a serious handful! Anyone considering including kids in the wedding party needs to be prepared for all that this decision entails.

We asked Toronto-based wedding and events planner Gillian Roberts, principal at Gillian Roberts Co. for her thoughts on the subject.

Weddingbells: In your opinion, what is the minimum age a child should be before being included in a wedding party?

Gillian Roberts: “Every wedding and every child is different, however I like to say that if you can ask

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