Children at Weddings. Ideas & Planning Advice.

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Being a nearly mummy of 2, I would definitely go for a child filled family friendly wedding if I were planning my day, and I know many of you are too. So I thought it may be helpful to have a look at some ways to keep the littlest members of your wedding party entertained and happy.

 

 

Ceremony

 

If you have a large amount of children at your wedding ceremony, it will more than likely involve giggling or crying in the background to your vows. Children may wander or get a little bored. But I think the mutter of little voices can really add to a relaxed atmosphere at a ceremony.

Why not get the kiddies involved, ask them to do a reading, sing a song, look after the rings, carry a sign or hand out order of service booklets. Children thrive at being given responsibility and they will love feeling important on the day.

 

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Favours

 

At the reception have fun with the favours for children, think of things they can do to keep them entertained during the meal and speeches. Colouring in, stickers, books, bubbles and paper planes are all great ideas.

 

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Games & Entertainment

 

Children can always seem to entertain themselves and fun something fun to do. BUT giving them fun activities and games will ensure them have an ace time and the parents can sigh with relief that they don’t need to run around after their little ones quite so much.

Think about dressing up, fete games, a crèche, face painting or goodie bags.

 

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Food & Drink

 

Keeping kids fed and watered with their favourite treats will ensure the peace is kept. Be careful with sweetie tables and fizzy drinks though, it may send the little ones into hyperactivity hehe! Caterers usually have great menu options for children and you can add yummy drinks and ice cream for a bit of fun too.

 

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Evening

 

Children may start flagging by the evening or have a spurt of energy. Let them join in with the dancing and maybe ask your evening entertainment to include the children. Why not ask for a couple of the children’s favourite tunes too?

 

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If in doubt and you are not a parent yourself, ask the parents what they they think their children would like at the wedding. They may have some great ideas or be able to bring things along to entertain and delight.

Are you having a family friendly day? What are you planning to do to keep the children happy? XOXO Lou

 

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5 Comments

  • Lou Whimsicalwonderlandweddings says:

    Thanks so so much Charmaine xx

  • Thanks so much for this post. I’m not a parent myself, but pretty much all my friends and siblings are and if I were to only invite the adults, most of the parents wouldn’t be able to make it. It’s useful to get some ideas!

  • So nice to find my photo on your lovely blog Lou! Thank you for crediting Marta May Photography :) xxx

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