17 Kids Books about Weddings You’ll Love
Continuing our wedding books series, we wanted to highlight some adorable books about weddings for kids. When my boys were going to be in a wedding this spring, we found it helpful for them to read books about the experience.
Walking down the aisle or wearing a tuxedo or fancy dress can be nerve-wracking tasks for little ones. The right book can help set the tone and get them excited for their day-of duties in the bridal party.
My boys loved Green Pants the most, who doesn’t love a good dance moment, but there are more than a dozen other picks here too. You’ll see picks for traditional american weddings and also kids books about weddings from other cultures too.
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Kids Books About Weddings
Goldie the Handpicked Flower Girl by Mindy Weiss
Goldie’s beautiful morning just got better! Her Auntie Sophie is coming over to ask her a special question: Will she be a flower girl in her wedding? Goldie isn’t sure what that is, but with her family’s help and some practice, Goldie makes a wonderful, handpicked flower girl.
Julián at the Wedding by Jessica Love
The star of Julián Is a Mermaid makes a joyful return—and finds a new friend—at a wedding to be remembered.
Julián and his Abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, Julián is in the wedding. Weddings have flowers and kissing and dancing and cake. And this wedding also has a new friend named Marisol. It’s not long before Julián and Marisol set off for some magic and mischief of their own, and when things take an unexpected turn, the pair learns that everything is easier with a good friend by your side. Jessica Love returns with a joyful story of friendship and individuality in this radiant follow-up to Julián Is a Mermaid.
Jack Brings the Rings by Mindy Weiss
Jack wakes up ready to play baseball, but his parents are busy preparing for a celebration. What’s going on? Their friends Ali and Jesse are announcing they’re getting married, and they’d like Jack to be the ringbearer! But what is a ringbearer? Jack’s mom soon explains, and on the big day he walks down the aisle with a smile!
Green Pants by Kenneth Kraegel
For kids who march to their own drummer — or are especially attached to a comfort object — here is a completely adorable character who wears his singularity in style.
Jameson only ever wears green pants. When he wears green pants, he can do anything. But if he wants to be in his cousin’s wedding, he’s going to have to wear a tuxedo, and that means blackpants. It’s an impossible decision: Jameson would love nothing more than to be in his cousin’s wedding, but how can he not wear green pants? Will Jameson turn down this big honor, or will he find a way to make everyone happy, including himself? In this pitch-perfect ode to individualism, acclaimed author-illustrator Kenneth Kraegel creates a character readers of all ages can root for — whatever color pants they wear.
Eloise at the Wedding by Margaret McNamara
Ooooooo, Eloise just loves weddings! And there’s to be one at The Plaza. But when Eloise takes a peek at the bride, little does she know the surprise that awaits her!
Nadia’s Hands by Karen English
When Nadia is chosen to be a flower girl in Auntie Laila’s traditional Pakistani wedding, her hands are decorated with beautiful designs made with mehndi, and she comes to understand the rich culture she has inherited.
Junie B. Jones is (almost) a Flower Girl by Barbara Park
Barbara Park’s #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty-five years. Over 65 million copies sold!
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Junie B.’s aunt Flo is getting married. What a perfect chance for her to show everyone how grown-up she is! Too bad she wasn’t picked to be the flower girl in the wedding so she could really show off. But surely Junie B. can still find some way to get everyone’s attention.
The Big Ceremony by Ozi Okaro
Family. Culture. Traditions. These are important building blocks that can help children grow in confidence and self-awareness. As a mother and an author who proudly claims her Nigerian heritage, Ozi Okaro understands the importance of teaching her children the customs of their ancestors. Her debut children’s book, The Big Ceremony, offers an engaging introduction to a vivid cultural experience of her people—a traditional Nigerian wedding.
In this lighthearted and fun children’s book, young readers get to join six-year-old Cheta and her best friend, Kosi, as they attend the wedding of Kosi’s cousin.
The Duchess and Guy by Nancy Furstinger
A heartwarming tale about a beagle and the Duchess who adopted him, this picture book is inspired by the true story of Meghan Markle and her rescue dog, Guy. When he was a pup, Guy was just like any dog in the shelter; he liked to bark and follow his nose, and dreamed of a forever home above all things. But when Guy met Meghan, he had no idea he was about to star in his own Cinderella story. Guy can now be spotted escorting Queen Elizabeth and frolicking in Buckingham Palace.
Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century by Jane O’Connor
No one is more excited than Nancy when word of her uncle’s wedding plans spreads. Nancy has visions of a trés magnifique wedding fit for a royal princess—with Nancy serving as a flower girl. But when Nancy finds out that the wedding will be held at a lakeside cabin at dawn and that there won’t be a traditional flower girl, she’s beyond disappointed.
But in the end Nancy is able to add a touch of fancy to the festivities and appreciate the special joys of loved ones gathering to celebrate a wedding (especially when she learns that pancakes will be served at the reception!).
Fancy Nancy’s wisdom and creativity shine through to spark the joy of imagination in young readers.
Tale of A Nigerian Flower Girl by Randell A. Amalu
Everybody always blushes over the bride at a wedding, but what about the flower girl? Join Chichi as she shares her culture and traditions as a Nigerian Flower girl. This book will give the reader a great opportunity to appreciate the colorful customs and traditions of the Nigerian marriage traditions. An excellent choice for educator, librarians, and anybody else looking to introduce young readers to wonderful traditions of Africa. This Nigerian children’s book would also be a great gift to give a flower girl that you know!
Pinkalicious Flower Girl by Victoria Kahn
Pinkalicious is going to be the best flower girl ever—as soon as she figures out just what a flower girl is!
Angelina and the Royal Wedding by Katharine Holabird
Angelina has been invited to a wedding at the summer palace of Mouseland. What could be more exciting? This new story features all the hallmarks that readers love about the Angelina books: fluffy dresses, beautiful princesses, a sparkling cover, and, of course, ballet! Timeless and utterly charming.
Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding by Lenore Look
Jenny’s favorite uncle, Peter, is getting married, and everyone is happy happy — everyone, that is, except Jenny. While her family runs about getting ready for the traditional Chinese wedding — preparing for the tea ceremony, exchanging good-luck money called hungbau, helping the bride with her many dresses — Jenny is crying on the inside. How is she supposed to still be Uncle Peter’s number-one girl, with her new aunt Stella around? Maybe if she can stop the day’s events from happening, he won’t get married at all…
Piggins and the Royal Wedding by Jane Yolen
In this third Piggins mystery, the Reynard household is astir with preparations for the royal wedding. When the royal ring disappears, it is up to Piggins to unmask the culprit so the festivities can begin.
Maisy Goes to a Wedding by Lucy Cousins
Today Maisy is going to the wedding of her friends Penguin and Ostrich, so she needs to put on a fancy outfit. She can’t wait! When she arrives at the wedding, there are beautiful flowers, lots of gifts, and many people. As music plays, the bride walks down the aisle, then the happy couple exchange their vows while everyone cheers. Afterward, there’s confetti to toss, food to eat, a speech to hear, a band to dance to, and a bouquet to be thrown. Now who do you think will catch it?
Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall
Nine years, five older siblings, a few beloved dogs, and an endless array of adventures–these are the things that have shaped Lydia’s journey since readers first met her in The Penderwicks in Spring.
Now it’s summertime, and eleven-year-old Lydia is dancing at the bus stop, waiting for big sister Batty to get home from college.
This is a very important dance and a very important wait because the two youngest sisters are about to arrive home to find out that the Penderwicks will all be returning to Arundel this summer, the place where it all began. And better still is the occasion: a good old-fashioned, homemade-by-Penderwicks wedding. This one is more of a chapter book about weddings for kids.