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How to handle a lot of Kids at a wedding?

Vanessa, on October 26, 2023 at 10:55 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 3

Hey everyone! So, to keep this short, my fiance's family has a LOT of kids. We have to go over it again, but from recent weddings of family members we've been to, I know there will probably be 15-25 kids at out wedding. The problem is, they seem to always take over the dance floor and it kinda creates a weird feeling that I would like to avoid, as we will also have many friends outside of the family who we would like to feel comfortable dancing with us! I may be over thinking it, and I truly love the kids, but even outside of the dancing, I'm worried the kids will create chaos throughout the reception. does anyone have ideas of activities yall have seen for kids at weddings? maybe a kids dance floor, or have yall ever had a dj that was good about calling specific groups of people on the dance floor so that everyone kinda gets their time? i'm not sure a nanny is neccessary as many of the kids are between 5-11 and honestly I dont want them to feel left out. basically just trying to figure out how to pace the wedding so theirs no awkwardness throughout. Thanks for any advice yall can provide!!


Latest activity by Michelle, on November 24, 2023 at 8:31 PM
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    With that many, I would create a kids section.

    Tables with games, sweet treats, maybe even a bounce house or something like that. Just making it more fun than the main reception area. You could even do a small light up dance floor in that section too.

    Even if a Dj says that its time for adults to dance, if the song is fun the kids are still going to come out to the dance floor. I think you either have to just accept it, or provide a section that is more fun.

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    This is really great advice. I love the idea of a bounce house! You are absolutely 100%, correct, kids will take over the dance floor. The only way to prevent it is to divert attention with something more interesting (and it’s going to take a lot to compete with bright flashing lights and loud music)
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    We had a ton of kids of all ages and didn’t do anything specific for them. We had kid friendly food available but most ate what the adults did. Based on past weddings, they were more than happy to entertain each other and have fun on the dance floor. Our families and friends who have kids made sure from young ages to socialize them outside of home and school so that they know how to behave at adult events without supervision. We had no issues at all with any tantrums, etc that people say is an automatic given when children are in the room. Another thing that the internet strongly is appalled at when kids are in attendance is adult-centric lyrics and alcohol, neither of which fazed anyone because they are exposed to those at home without concerns. In our social circles, weddings last well into the next early morning and kids fell asleep at the tables and some got a second wind. We didn’t have any parents leave early because their kids were safe. Everyone enjoyed themselves and no one came up and said that any child ruined their experience as a guest.
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