Organizing kid-friendly wedding is surely not for everyone. It would be wonderful if you plan out wedding to include the little angels in your life. They are important in everyone’s life, if you look at the traditional Indian wedding invitation card then you will see a request from kids to be part of marriage ceremony of their uncle and aunt. Here are top 10 Tips for organizing kid friendly wedding.
The little ones can meltdown any time. Don’t keep high expectations, if your sweet flower girl has a mood swing or your little nephew taste the cake then just smile because kids will be kids.
2. Hire help:
Hire babysitters for supervising and taking care of little ones. This will allow parents to enjoy the ceremony and mingle with friends. They will not be worried as kids are in experienced hands. It would be better if you arrange separate space for it.
3. Entertain them:
Put exclusive small tables for kids stocked with toys, craft and activity book. You can also hire storyteller and craft teacher to keep them engaged. The other wonderful idea is to organize magic show. Believe us, this way they will get something to talk about for a long time.
4 Give them special meal:
Talk to caterer and decide on a special menu for your little guests. Include shakes, ice-creams, snacks and cookies. At least assign two caters to cater their needs as this will ensure that they are seated.
5. Give them a gift:
Are you planning to welcome guests with a basket of goodies? Don’t forget to have kid-friendly versions. Keep soft toys, chocolates and cookies. Comic book is also a good option.
6. Give them Job:
Kids between five to twelve years old can be given special responsibility. It will make them extremely happy and occupied.
. Escorts guests before the ceremony.
. Offer prayers in a choir.
. Distribute list of programs to guests.
. Distribute flower petals.
. Distribute chocolates and sparklers.
7. Consider reception décor:
Most of the kid starts running around when they see an open area, so make sure that your wedding décor items is out of the reach of the kids. Decorative items made up of glass are the ones that need most attention.
8. Consider time of ceremony:
Consider keeping wedding ceremony in afternoon or morning if there are lots of kids. The little ones go to sleep early so if there is evening ceremony then they will get cranky.
9. Help their parents:
Make it a point to give vital information to families with kids long before the big day. It becomes very important especially in case of destination nuptial. Traveling with kids is tough so as a host you ensure that your guests face minimum difficulties. Provide information regarding kid-friendly hotel that provides high chairs and cribs. Restaurants and hotels with special kids playing zone are best place to keep them happy and occupied at the new place.
10. Choose right reception venue:
Before you finalize the venue ask the event manger whether they provide high-chairs for kids. If they don’t have, then try to get them on rent. Second important thing to confirm with caterer is whether they can prepare children friendly menu.