As with any occasion, planning your wedding can take up much more of your time and attention than most ever possibly imagine. We hope that our regular wedding blog posts are helping you to get things ticked off your list a little bit faster and with a little less stress.
In this article we are going to give you a few pointers on keeping the kids happy and entertained at your wedding. If you decide to have children at your ceremony and reception, then it’s pretty important that the little ones enjoy themselves and don’t find the whole situation too overwhelming or boring. Remember, a happy child makes for happy parents and that will make all the difference to your big day.
• Hire a professional kids entertainer.
If you have enough money in your budget, then hiring a professional children’s entertainer for a few hours could be a great choice for you and your guests. Most entertainers will come fully equipped with all they need to keep the little ones entertained and happy. Ideal for during the speeches when the kids may get a bit restless!
• Hire a bouncy castle
Bouncy castles just never go out of fashion, and let’s be honest, you will probably have a hard time keeping some of the adults away from it! Hiring a bouncy castle is the ideal way to keep kids happy throughout the day. Make sure you check with the venue in advance and maybe ask about the possibility of an extra staff member to supervise.
• Provide goodie bags
Your young guests will definitely appreciate any little toys, games or trinkets they receive on the day and a goodie bag is the ideal way to keep them entertained at the table. Consider some colouring pencils or crayons, card or board games and of course some candy for those little sweet teeth!
• Provide a quiet space
Keep in mind that your wedding day is going to feel extra long for those with little legs and hands. By providing a quiet space for them to catch a nap or watch some tv you will be doing their parents a favour. Ask the venue about setting up a projector screen for a Disney screening or provide beanbags and low lighting so the little ones can get some well deserved rest.
• Hire or make your own candy cart
Candy carts are all the rage at the moment, and whether you make your own or hire a dedicated professional, this addition to your celebrations will definitely go down well with the children. Let’s be honest, it’s going to go down well with most adults as well!
• Fancy dress
Have a fancy dress party on the side for the kids at the reception. Let them get dressed up as their favourite characters and have their very own fancy dress party. You could also provide some face painting for the kids so they can really get into the spirit of things.
Whatever you decide, it’s important to remember that these little people at your wedding need to be well looked after. It’s a long day for most adults, so you can only imagine how the kids must feel come dinnertime. Try to include the children as much as possible in the occasions whilst giving them something they will enjoy and remember for a long time to come.
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