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Is anyone having a kid-friendly wedding?

Michele, on October 11, 2020 at 4:11 PM Posted in Planning 0 26
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Not turning the wedding into a kids' party but a family event in general. While the majority of kids we are inviting are preteens and older, at least in my family, weddings are for the whole family, not just the parents. If you were to have an adult only event, be it a wedding or otherwise, you can guarantee to not receive an invite to future family events. So luckily for everyone, the kids are raised how to behave in public social settings, and we have zero worries, even with alcohol served, which happens around kids and teens everyday with nothing going wrong.


Anyone else?


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Latest activity by Bridget, on October 13, 2020 at 10:28 PM
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    Master July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    We would have loved to invite children and they were originally were on our list prior to sending out save the dates, but our list got too big so we had to eliminate children except for those in the bridal party. If you want them there and can afford to invite them, then I say go for it. Some parents may decide to leave their children at home because they want a night to themselves.
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    We invited children, but everyone with kids opted to leave them at home (even guests that flew cross country), so we ended up with the only kids being the 3 that were in the wedding party.
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    Our minimony involved kids but our big celebration will only have the kids in the wedding party!
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    That’s the joy of weddings... the couple gets to decide on the the type of celebration they want to host. That includes the formality level, colors, style, theme, decor, food, guest list, etc. and whether they want it to be a kid-friendly event or not.
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  • Chrysta
    Rockstar November 2021
    Chrysta ·
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    We will not be inviting children, but we are both the first people in each of our families to have an adult only wedding. Both of our siblings and cousins have all had kid-friendly weddings.
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    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    We had kids at our wedding. 7 in total, one baby, one toddler and the the rest 9+. The big kids had a blast playing together and dancing.
    I printed coloring pages and they had glow sticks.
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  • Jonille
    Savvy July 2022
    Jonille ·
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    I'm on the fence, because I really want the kids there but they're pushing our micro-wedding guest list over the venue's limit. I know 10-20% of guests usually RSVP "no," but it's risky to assume.


    This is my second wedding, and for my first we invited kids. I did a whole table with activities and kids gift bags. No one even touched them! The kids spent the whole time on the dance floor or playing tag outside. This time around, I'm just going to kind of let them fend for themselves, lol
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  • M
    Super October 2022
    Michele ·
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    That sounds fun!
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  • M
    Super October 2022
    Michele ·
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    In my experience, kids are experts at entertaining themselves and love to dance. Most adults I've seen don't have issues sharing the dance floor with them.
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  • Jasmine
    Devoted May 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    Yes we are, my FH and I have two boys. We have lots of kids from friends and family. I have been with kids for over a decade. We love our babies, we can’t be come a family without them.
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    We'll definitely be having a kid friendly wedding. With our guest list, it would be crazy not to. It's still somewhat of an upscale wedding with certain attire and the decor but I'd still love for the kids to be there. Most of them are family and most are old enough to know how to behave. Plus, with our venue, we'll have a game room and lounge so they'll be plenty occupied.
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  • Melissa
    Just Said Yes November 2021
    Melissa ·
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    We are inviting kids in the family. We have a minimal amount of family here, so all of our family traveling (4 cousins & brother in law) have kids. One cousin here has kids so we’re including them. They’re all young, so should be interesting, but wouldn’t want to leave them out
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  • CountryBride
    Devoted April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    I am having one

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  • Jennifer
    Dedicated October 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    We are having a kid friendly wedding. Most of the "kids" are teenagers (two of which are bridesmaids..FH's daughters) but we do have 6 little ones (5 and under) on the guest list. Three of those are flower girls. Since it is Halloween wedding, the parents are all planning to take the kids to a local trick or treat event during the early afternoon, and we will have treat bags for them as well.

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  • Anna
    VIP October 2020
    Anna ·
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    Our wedding is totally kid friendly. More last minute, I decided to whip up a little activity book for the kids during the ceremony (which I’m also giving to my students for Friday and Monday morning work (I teach kindergarten and we’re on a blended plan right now so two different groups of kids on Friday and Monday). Our reception is outdoors and we’re having lawn games set up. I made a giant tic tac toe board, we bought a giant Jenga, borrowing cornhole boards and croquet.

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  • M
    Super October 2022
    Michele ·
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    That sounds like a great setup!
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    Works out perfectly. I'm excited!

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    I didn’t want kids at the ceremony so I had a nursery open with a caretaker there but for the reception I had coloring books and stickers for kids
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  • Laquita
    Devoted July 2021
    Laquita ·
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    We're also having a kid friendly wedding because we see this as a family event, not just something for us or adults. Plus most of my family has kids so we really wouldn't have anyone attend if we did otherwise. My godmother is known to skip out on stuff if the kids aren't invited as it's hard to get a sitter. I don't actually mind since we both love kids & sometimes they can make an event better than it just being adults only. Our kids are well behaved & if they're not, the parents don't allow them to just misbehave & get out of control so we have nothing to worry about.

    We have a smaller room off the main one that we're using for an activity room so we'll have coloring & games so they'll have plenty to do.

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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    We invited kids, and even hired a friend's nanny for the night so that the parents could have peace of mind. Only a few kids did come - and they were all under 4, so they mostly hung with their parents, but having the babysitter there was helpful!

    Our 'niblings' mean a lot to us - we were one of the last of our group to get married - so we loved to have them there.

    On our wedding video, there's a fantastic moment: one baby there was about 10 months old, and as I turned down the aisle, he let out the biggest CROW, timed absolutely perfectly! (Theatre baby.) I couldn't help but grin and look for him, and it felt like this happy baby blessing.

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