Sharing Our Wedding

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We will be getting married in a few weeks. After we got engaged we shared the news of our upcoming wedding with the little boy that we sponsor (just our excitement, nothing about our plans or the details) and he has expressed an interest several times in his letters about wanting to know what our wedding is like (he's really excited that his sponsors are tying the knot!). I thought it would be nice to make a wedding picture scrapbook out of cardstock and tying it together with string - this way he could share in some of the highlights of our big day with us. I could caption each picture with what is happening in that moment and why it's important or special or a tradition. However, weddings are very expensive and I don't want it to look like I'm showing off how much money was spent. Are there any pictures or wedding traditions that we should avoid sharing? Or should I scratch the whole idea?
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I shared about my brother's wedding and my kids loved it!  I told them about the ceremony, exchanging rings, etc. and asked if weddings are celebrated in their countries the same way.  Most of them wrote back with how weddings are celebrated with they live, and for the most part it was quite similar, though India was done differently.
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I told my kids how weddings were done too :) I think pictures are great, but I wouldn't send any of you kissing. Many places that would be offensive. But I think it's great to share that with your kids!
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Hi Cassy! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and marriage! I wish you both all God's best! :) That is so sweet of you that you are wanting to share your day with your sponsored kiddo! I know that he will especially enjoy seeing photos of you and your family and hearing about all of the traditions that you incorporate in the celebration of marriage. Most wedding photos are appropriate. The only thing that I would recommend shying away from would be showing photos of women in short shirts or low cut tops. Many of the areas where we work are more conservative than we are. As you mentioned, you will want to avoid pointing out the economical differences wherever possible. I am thinking that since you are already conscious of this, you will do just fine with deciding what to send and what not to send. :) 
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You may enjoy crafting your own album--that's great.  If you'd like to have something printed for you, Adoramapix has photo calendars that you can send if you take off the metal binding and replace it with string.  We sent an 8"x8" calendar that we just filled up with pictures and some verses.  You can take off anything that makes it a calendar if you like.  They are really good quality and reasonably priced (they also have frequent sales). 

I think sharing pictures of your family and gospel-centered traditions/verses/songs is a wonderful way to connect.

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