How to Manage Kids at a Wedding

Kids at a Wedding

Wedding Reception - 11/30/2020

Couples sometimes struggle with deciding whether or not to have kids at their wedding. We can all admit that having kids at a wedding can be a challenge, but it does not have to be a nightmare scenario if handled properly.

Here are some ways to manage the kids at a wedding:

Limit but don't exclude all kids - Some couples recommend that guests leave kids at home if they can. This is especially appreciated by parents who end up having to bring their kids because they have no other alternative. This approach can help limit the number of kids at the wedding. Some other couples choose a select number of kids from close family and friends to attend, reducing the potential number of kids.
Food - Make sure kid's meals and drinks are available for the younger ones. The advantage is that kid's meals are usually cheaper and chances are they will enjoy it more than adult food options. Think pizzas, fries, chicken nuggets, juice, and of course desserts for the win.
Activities - Unfortunately, kids don't always enjoy weddings. Keeping kids entertained at a wedding is the recipe to avoid meltdowns and chaos. Have favors ready for the kids that include puzzles, paper, crayons, and stickers.
Separate room - Some couples opt for a separate room for the kids with adult supervision. It gives the parents a chance to enjoy the wedding and avoids kids disrupting the festivities. If the kids are in a separate room, the options for entertainment are even much more. A movie or even a balloon entertainer could be a big hit.

Having kids at a wedding can be a lot of fun. Be prepared to entertain them and all will go well. Register for our next bridal show to meet Oklahoma's most trusted wedding experts. It's all the products, services, ideas, and information you'll need to make your wedding come to life!