Children at a Wedding
So he’s got down on bended knee, you’re all excited and busy planning your big day and then somebody asks the dreaded question “will you be having children at the wedding?”
There’s no denying that this can sometimes be a bit of a contentious issue; some think it’s an absolute necessity and that weddings are a celebration for all to enjoy whereas others think that having small people running around creating noise and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake doesn’t bear thinking about. The important thing to remember is that neither opinion is right and neither opinion is wrong.
Lots of people are choosing to marry later in life and as such their friends and family may already have children and this can potentially make things more difficult if you feel obliged to invite their children to the Big Day (especially if you don’t want to!). My advice would be to make the decision early and then if you do decide that children are not invited I would make this quite clear on the invites to avoid any confusion. You might even hear a collective cheer from the parents as they have a child free day and can completely enjoy themselves without having tired, bored & grumpy children in tow.
If you decide that children are invited then it might be a good idea to have a think about how you can keep them entertained on the day so they feel included in the celebrations. You’ll find that most children migrate to each other over the course of a day even if they don’t know each other at the beginning of the day and it might be good to provide them with games that they can play together.
All in all my advice would be that your wedding is just that – yours! So you must make the decision that you feel is right for you. If you want children there then invite them if you don’t want children there then don’t. As long as things are dealt with sensitively then most people understand and just want you to have a fantastic day that you will both cherish and remember for the rest of your life.
If you’re looking for things to keep the children at your wedding entertained then why not drop me a line. Here at Life’s A Celebration we have some gorgeous wedding activity bags filled with loads of things for the children to make and do.
If you want to meet with me directly to discuss this then why not pop by my studio at 2-4 Wesley Street, Consett. Drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pop some time in the diary for you to drop in and chat.
If you’re not local, we work with brides all over the UK. We can work to your colour scheme, budget and how many children will be at your wedding. So why not drop me a line on email@example.com and we’ll chat.
Speak to you soon.