Should we invite kids to our wedding?
This is one question that every bride and groom to be should ask themselves as they plan their wedding and create their guest list.
Most couples already have friends and family members who have children, so this can be a tough decision. Children have a tendency to get bored and fussy quite easily. This can turn your wedding into a noisy affair.
If you decide that you do want to include children in your big celebration, you’ll want to make sure that they’re happy and entertained at all times.
Here are a few fun ideas for keeping those little bodies busy during your wedding.
Create an epic kids table
One way to keep smaller guests busy is to set up a few kids tables with various activities. This is especially helpful to keep kids entertained during speeches. Add games, puzzles and coloring books to the tables so that the kids can choose something that appeals to them. You could also add a few goodie bags to the table that contain treats, bubbles or a small toy.
Include them in the wedding activities
Children really enjoy helping out and being a part of the day’s activities. Give them an important job to do such as handing out programs. If they feel like they’re helping out, they won’t get a chance to be bored. Another cute idea is to give each child a disposable camera so they can snap some photos on the day.
Let them spend time outdoors
If the weather permits, set up a few outdoor games or activities. You can also set up a crafts table that they can use to create props for a photo booth or a wedding memento for their parents.
Set up a kids room
If you want to keep children entertained and away from the main festivities, set up a cool kids room or cave that contains beanbags, tables, movies and activities that they can enjoy.