Include the children in the receiving line, even if they did not participate in the actual ceremony. Introduce them in their old and new roles. For example, “This is John’s son and my stepson, Michael.”
As important as it is that the children understand that, in a sense, the new parent is marrying them, too, it is also important that they respect the new relationship between the two adults. Take a honeymoon trip right after the wedding and take it alone. Plan a special family trip later, but reserve the honeymoon just for you and your groom.
Avoid making assumptions—about anything. Be open and communicate with children. Including them in the nuptial ceremony can enhance the wedding and lend a firm base to your new, blended family.