I'm sure that most of us have some foggy memories of going to a family wedding as a child. There was a lot going on, we were in uncomfortable clothes and everyone was really tall. The idea of including kids in a wedding reception has mixed reviews across the board. But if you do decide that you want the magic that only children can bring to a wedding, read on for a few tips to make sure that everyone has a great time!
#1. Keep kids in mind, always. For the ceremony, make sure there is a clear exit for guests with small children who may not be able to make it through a full sitting-still ceremony. Bonus for supplying a small book or QUIET toy to keep kids occupied. Also confirm that there is a place for parents to take kids out of the reception room too, just in case.
#2. Make sure there you provide a kids menu for the cocktail hour and for dinner. We all know that kids can be picky eaters, make sure you talk to the parents and your caterer before the wedding to discuss any allergies and the final kids menu. Parents may bring cereal just in case but if you can minimize what parents have to bring, all the better.
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