Our next Sunday School lesson is all about creating a kid friendly environment at your wedding. Your wedding reception will most likely include traditions such as the first dance, cake cutting, garter and bouquet toss. But, it is also a time to party. So, one of the most discussed topics between couples is whether to allow kids to attend the wedding reception.
Some couples choose to only allow children in the bridal party to be in attendance whereas some choose to allow all children that may be accompanied by their parents. This decision is totally based on your personal preference.
A Little Story
When I was a little girl, I remember having to go with my mom to different places that I felt was inappropriate for a kid. Weddings, her job, beauty salon, church, visit sick relatives in the hospital to name a few. Honestly, unless it was shopping, I thought all of the mentioned places were so boring. Perhaps, if she made the environment more kid friendly, I would have a different view.
Since it’s probably safe to say that you will mostly likely have a few children in attendance, how can you keep them from being bored and create a kid friendly environment? I’m sharing four helpful ways to keep kids occupied at your wedding reception.
If the children are old enough to sit alone without adult supervision, have a smaller dedicated table just for them. They will enjoy sitting together.
Create a gift box for each child. The box can include toys, coloring books and crayons. The idea is to create a box that will keep the kids busy during the reception.
Hire a licensed baby sitter service. There are specific services aimed at weddings and events. The children can be in close proximity of the reception but not in the same room. Make sure the room is set-up in a kid friendly environment with toys, games, activities and a TV showing kid friendly movies.
Work with your caterer to create a kid friendly menu.
Finally, whether you choose to allow only children in the bridal party or allow all children to attend your wedding, you should find ways to keep them occupied during the reception.
What are some activities you have seen at a friend’s wedding that you may want to include in your own wedding?
We are winding down our Sunday School lesson for engaged couples series. We have a few more weeks to go but don’t forget to subscribe as we will still share tips throughout each month. If you need help with planning your wedding and/or creating ways to make your upcoming wedding kid friendly, feel free to contact me.