5 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR THE PERFECT BAPTISM OR CHRISTENING
FIND THE PERFECT CHRISTENING GOWN
A christening gown is an important garment worn by the child during a christening occasion. Some families treasure this gown and pass it from generation to generation, which is a particularly meaningful tradition in linking century’s old ritual tightly into family’s own traditions.
Sometimes the heirloom gown may be too worn or is not available and you have to buy one to either use on that specific day or start your own heirloom family gown. There are many options in the market from vintage collections to modern stylish attires. Before buying a gown, decide the type of gown you want, the color of the gown, the size of the baby and whether you want it to be a heirloom gown or not.
After deciding on a particular design, you can then decide whether you want to buy the garment online or visit clothes stores. Find the perfect gown early enough to avoid last minute rush. You can ask a friend or a relative who has already been through a christening event to assist you through the whole process if it is your first time.
CONFIRM YOUR GUEST LIST
After you send your invitations, those who will be available on that day will confirm by calling, texting or by email. Nowadays technology makes it easy to communicate and if you sent your invitations early enough, your guests will communicate and soon enough you will be able to determine your guest list. Knowing how many guests you expect, adults and children will be important in planning an appropriate venue, the amount of food and sitting arrangements.
PRINT BEAUTIFUL INVITATIONS
Invitations are fundamental in preparing for a christening for your child. This is because they inform your friends and relatives about the day, time and venue of the christening. Choose beautiful colours to incorporate in the invitations and include a beautiful picture of your little one, as he/she is the guest of honor in this occasion. You can even splash out and get some produced using foil blocking which will give an amazing embossed effect.
CONTACT GOD PARENTS
Godparents are essential in your child’s life and particularly on this day. You can contact them to ensure that they are available to attend both the christening and the party. You may also involve them in some aspects of the party planning or they may want to host the gathering if they have a larger home.
INCORPORATE FAMILY TRADITIONS
A christening is a family affair; it is a time to honor family and its faith traditions. Remember those seemingly, ‘little things’ are what keeps a family bond tight. The traditions may include family song or prayer; make sure you are not the one to put to end age-old traditions. If there is a certain gift handed down from generation to generation, christening is a nice time to present it to the newest member of the family. Such are the treasures that keep families bound for ages to come. If you are just starting out, this is also a time to start your own family traditions to flow to the next generation.