Prosecco & Petals
Wedding planning guide
Inviting kids to your wedding can add a lot of fun for all. Below is a short guide to ensure that having kids at your special day is easy, stress-free and does not limit the adult celebrations.
Below are a few touches that will be greatly welcomed by parents and will ensure your special day is tantrum-free:
Parents will normally take charge of bringing items to the ceremony to keep their children entertained but if you want to go the extra mile, it is a nice touch to include little puzzle, spot the difference or drawing books when guests arrive. Ushers can also signpost guests with children to the toilets and play areas near the ceremony room.
It is standard etiquette that guests with babies and children will leave the ceremony if required. However, if you are keen that your ‘I dos’ are heard it is wise to contact your friends with children in advance. Kindly ask them if partners with babies or children can sit nearer the back and step out if they start to notice their child is getting upset or tired. Signposting them to a cosy, safe room to use if required is a nice touch too.
If you have a lot of children at your wedding, it is recommended to supply some entertainment. Below are tips to keep children happy and entertained:
Before spending on entertainment, it is worth getting advice from a close friend with children to find out what is currently popular and most likely to be a good spend.
While it is very cute to see toddlers and children bopping away on an empty dancefloor, many couples want to ensure there is a transition when the speeches are done. The best way to ensure a clear switch over is to provide an area with alternative kids entertainment or activities.
Also, use your wedding band or DJ to announce the kids area, switch music so there is a clear divide and give shout outs to adult guests to get on the dance-floor.