The issue of children and weddings is a difficult one and comes up quite often. Some couples don’t want any children present at their wedding, others want to invite children but only family members and others say the more kids the merrier. No matter what you decide there are lots of ways to include children (yours or others) in the wedding day as well as keep them entertained.
Flower girl and ring bearer
There is of course the traditional flower girl and ring bearer roles that children can take on. Most of the time these roles are filled by children aged three to seven however exceptions can be made and you can have younger or older as you see fit.
Set up a corner table at the reception where kids can go and play. This isn’t where they will eat just where they can mingle while some of the activities such as the first dance and so forth go on. Have coloring books, toys, puzzles and more available to keep the kids amused.
Ask some kids to be the ones to pass out the programs for the wedding. It’s a simple task and will make the kids feel important as they have something to do that they are responsible for.
Ask a child in your life to attend to the guest book and ask people to sign-in. They’ll get to see everyone who comes and will be talked by lots of folks making them feel extra special just like you.
Give some of the kids disposable cameras and ask them to take pictures throughout the day. You may end up with a lot of pointless photos but then again you could be surprised. Sometimes kids are very in tune with things and will take the task seriously giving you some shockingly nice moments on film.
Have the kids blow bubbles as you and your spouse walk back down the aisle or when you enter for the reception. The kids can also be in charge of handing out bottles of bubbles to other guests.