Choosing to invite children to your wedding is a long standing debate. There is no right or wrong answer as this is your day and you simply have to do what feels right to you. If you decide to involve the little ones in your special day, it is a good idea to have some things there to help keep them entertained. This will make the day go much smoother and will also be extremely helpful to all of your guests who are parents.
One of the ways to keep the children entertained at your wedding is to give them a job to do. Try to include them in the wedding party if at all possible. While there are going to be some children left without something to do, if you include the majority of them in your wedding they will have a focus and will feel as if they are truly a part of your day.
Having goody bags for the kids is a great way to keep them entertained. This can be a cheap and easy do it yourself that will have a large impact. The goody bag will keep the kid entertained with fun little surprises. There are many great ways to create these goody bags and you may have a theme in mind. Bubbles, small puzzles, candy, and other trinkets are all great things to include in any goody bag.
It is a good idea to try to sit the children together. The kids table can be covered in butcher paper and you can set out markers or crayons so that they can draw. This is a great way to let them be creative and they are entertained at the same time. In addition, this kids table will give your parent guests a chance to enjoy your wedding as well.
Dance parties are fun for the entire wedding party, especially the kids. Encourage the children to dance together or with members of the wedding party. This is a fun way to entertain the entire crowd. Children love to move. In addition, all that dancing will help wear them out!
Consider offering some games around the venue for the children to play. The games do not have to be complicated or expensive. A simple bean bag toss, a piñata, or a scavenger hunt is all great ways to keep the children entertained during the wedding.
Some people may even consider having a special entertainer for the children. This may be a magician, a clown, or some other type of artist. Sand art can be a fun and creative way to keep the children at your wedding entertained as well. You may even have a separate room set up for the kids with different things for them to do.
If you decide to have children in your wedding party and involved with your wedding in any way, having a source of entertainment for them will be much appreciated.