Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Children and Weddings

Many brides voice their opinions about children at their weddings, they basically don't want screaming and crying disrupting their ceremony or reception.
The reality is that younger children are easily bored at these formal events. They get restless and impatient (as do some adults).
When children start getting out of control it places burden on their parents who in turn as to watch their every move or remove them if they become disruptive.
However, informal weddings done in a small setting or at a family home tend to be more kid friendly.

How do you solve the problem of the disruptive children?

1) DO NOT invite children
This is not always possible, as close family always insist on bringing their children or children are often included in the bridal party.

2) Entertain them
Plan ahead for the children that will be present at the wedding by hiring a babysitter. A babysitter can watch the children at a designated location.The bride can create customized coloring books for the children or they can play games and do a line-up of activities.

If parents can be assured that their children are being watched by a qualified individual, they can relax and have a good time.
Not only will parents get to enjoy the festivities, but the bride and groom will have a wedding free of disruptive children.

What do you think about children at weddings?


  1. I have to go with #1...parents should try to find a sitter for this type of event.

  2. Well I know for sure alot of my wedding guests will be insulted when they see that my invitation will state that no children are invuted.