Should I have kids at my wedding?

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This is a question that often comes up when planning a wedding, or does it? It is really a personal choice whether or not you want to include the children in the festivities and there are a variety of factors involved. Do many of your guests have children? What is the age group of children attending? What are the children going to do at the wedding if they are there?

I think a lot of brides forget about these little things and that is part of the reason we get a lot of last minute requests for wedding childcare. Of course the bride is focused on the big picture such as food, music, photography, but she needs to remember that kids are a part of all of this. And if she has chosen to have an adult-only wedding, she should think about the fact that guests with children may not attend, may leave early or may have trouble finding a babysitter, especially if they are from out of town. I have gotten many calls from parents needing childcare while they attend a friends wedding and although they are sometimes sad their children can’t attend, they are relieved to find a trustworthy sitter so they can enjoy themselves.

Whether or not children will be attending your wedding, they should definitely not be forgotten. For adult-only weddings, a nice gesture would be to set up childcare offsite, or at least refer a nanny service to your guests. They will appreciate the thought and feel much better about attending without their children.

If you do decide to have the kids involved, make everyone’s job easier and hire a nanny service to come on site. I often hear brides say, “well I will just rent a bouncy house and the kids will love it!” While a bouncy house is a great idea, there are some things to think about, who is going to supervise the bouncy house? What happens if a child gets hurt (I have never seen a bouncy house where a child didn’t get hurt, even if it is well supervised). Is there going to be a parent regulating the age groups so 10 year old boys don’t try to go jump with 2 year old girls in there? Because I can tell you right now, that will not end well. Finally, while a bouncy house is tons of fun, kids will get bored and tired and want to do something else. Do you want a bunch of wired kids running around your venue while you are trying to do toasts or eat dinner?

Weddings are supposed to be fun for everyone including kids and their parents, so hire a nanny service that will take care of everything for you. The kids will have their own party with age appropriate activities and the parents will enjoy much needed adult time and have the opportunity to celebrate with you instead of chasing or dealing with whining kids.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

 

Check out our Weddings & Events page for more reasons why to provide childcare at your wedding or event.