Children at Weddings – Yes or No?
It can be difficult to make the decision as to whether or not you want children invited to your wedding. If your family is large with a lot of young children, you might not have any other choice but to include them in your special day.
Choosing to host an adult-only event, however, may be what you would prefer.
To help you decide what will be best for your big day, we have compiled the benefits of including the youngsters, and the reasons you may choose to go with an adult-only event.
Interruptions Will Erupt
Inviting young children to your wedding means that are likely to be interruptions throughout the day. They may occur during the wedding ceremony, speeches, and they are bound to happen at the reception. This can distract the adult guests who must then entertain their children so they do not end up in tears. If you hire hired a videographer, this can be quite annoying since, even with post-production editing, you will not be able to fix these interruptions.
Children Are Entertaining
You do have to admit that when you see children at weddings, they tend to be awfully cute and entertaining. Whether they are part of the wedding party or dancing with the DJ, there is an element of innocence that children have that make them quite entertaining. You should decide if the candid photos of these cute little people are worth the interruptions.
Children Are Costly
If the guests you are inviting have many children between them, you should think again about inviting the kids. Including the children in food costs and entertainment fees can add up and before you know it, you might have more kids at your wedding than adults. Having kids there can also make it hard for the adults present to let loose and enjoy your special day if they are busy chasing the kids.
Should you decide that kids are welcome at your wedding, you should make sure that you have arranged for something to keep the kids entertained and supervised, especially during the big moments of the day. You may want to seat children with their parents at the same tables, and during speeches, you can check with the venue to find out if you can play a movie to keep the children occupied.
No matter what you decide as far as having an adults-only wedding or a child-friendly event, it is important to clearly state your desires on the invitation. Most guests will assume that their children are also invited. Clearly stating your position will prevent any confusion or misunderstandings for your special day.
Booking with one of our venues means, if you choose to have children, you don’t need to worry about them, we have dedicated Teen Games Rooms with snacks and drinks, ensuring that they will have something to do without getting under your feet or getting bored. Same with the younger kids, with a dedicated soft area and a cinema room, you can rest assured that they will also enjoy the day.