One woman has the ideal answer to the burden of selecting bridesmaids and groomsmen during wedding planning.
When it came time for fifth-grade teacher Alexandra Stamps to plan her wedding, she didn’t think twice about asking her children to be her attendants.
The Wichita, Kansas, Science and Technology Elementary School teacher was married to her long-term boyfriend Mason McDowell in July.
Mason, a teacher of third graders, wanted to include his class in the festivities.
The couple not only requested their students to attend their wedding, but also to serve as attendants.
I cherish having them in my life. Since they are my biggest fans, I want them to be there with me,” Alexandra told the Wichita Eagle.
Alexandra filmed the moment she posed the question to her class and uploaded it to TikTok, where it soon gained over 19 million views.
In the outset of the clip, Alexandra says, “I’m about to ask my pupils to be part of my wedding.
The next scene places her in front of her class as she says, “Alright, so I have a pretty important thing to ask you guys.
Will Khloe, Mary, Reagan, Angelina, Esmeralda, Lucy, Lily, Bella, and Harley serve as my junior bridesmaids? The females unanimously reply “Yes” to her question.
“Hey, Briyland, Max, Eric, Emilio, Kayden, Will, Conner, Jessie, Jose, and Sebastian, I’m getting married, and I’d love to have you all as my junior groomsmen. The boys unanimously answer her question with a resounding “Yeah!”
Alexandra reported that roughly six or seven of the students began crying out of joy at being asked.
Alexandra explained that she and her husband had asked their students since they spent so much time with them (over forty hours each week) and cared deeply about them.
So, I reasoned, it may be amusing to have them participate in the events rather than only observe them from the sidelines.
I only wish to share this meaningful experience with others. They deserve to be there with me because of all the hard work they put in this year, how they not only survived the epidemic but flourished in it, and how much they’ve developed as people over the course of this academic year.
Alexandra stated she asked the students’ parents for permission before giving them gifts (fake pearl necklaces for the females, bright sunglasses for the boys). She then proposed to the class and gave out lollipops in a rainbow of colors.
Wow! I can’t quite fathom how thrilled that class must have been to be honored in such a way.
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