Chil­dren at abring not only joy, but also addi­tion­al orga­ni­za­tion­al issues. For­tu­nate­ly, most of the prob­lems will be solved by their par­ents. But what if the lit­tle guests are your own chil­dren? Who will look after them and should they be involved inritu­als? In this arti­cle Chan­fash­ion will tell you what needs to be fore­seen and pre­pared if the chil­dren of the new­ly­weds are present at the wed­ding.

Organizational matters

We appoint a responsible

It would seem that the answer is obvi­ous — who can fol­low the chil­dren bet­ter than their own par­ents? How­ev­er, on the day of the wed­ding, every­thing is not so clear. The new­ly­weds will have many wor­ries that can­not be com­bined with car­ing for a child. For exam­ple, what to do if the baby is naughty while the bride is walk­ing down the aisle?

We advise you to des­ig­nate in advance the per­son respon­si­ble for the child who will be able to keep track of the lit­tle tomboy at the moments when you and your fiancé need to pay atten­tion to some­thing else. It is also worth con­sid­er­ing who will be able to pick up the chil­dren from the­be­fore it ends, if it is sud­den­ly need­ed.

Other little guests

Since you are orga­niz­ing a kids-friend­ly wed­ding, why not invite the chil­dren of your friends and rel­a­tives as well? Focus on the age of the lit­tle guests: the clos­er they are to each oth­er in age, the more inter­est­ing it will be to play and spend time togeth­er. Too young chil­dren will quick­ly get tired of such a noisy event, but teenagers are unlike­ly to be hap­py to move to the chil­dren’s table and the prospect of becom­ing “nan­nies” for the younger gen­er­a­tion.

To avoid unnec­es­sary ques­tions and inform par­ents, you can indi­cate right in the invi­ta­tion that you are wait­ing not only for adult fam­i­ly mem­bers, but also for chil­dren 🙂


For the most part, chil­dren are not inter­est­ed in adult con­tests, long toasts and var­i­ous­ritu­als. And this means that bore­dom is expect­ed, which can quick­ly be replaced by whims, fatigue and bad mood of chil­dren at the wed­ding. It will be much bet­ter if the lit­tle guests have their own ani­ma­tor who will offer them enter­tain­ment and a pro­gram accord­ing to their age. So the chil­dren will be hap­py, and par­ents will be able to calm­ly enjoy the evening and an impor­tant occa­sion.

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Delicate wedding makeup

Change of clothes

If you plan to have your kids in for­mal (and not par­tic­u­lar­ly com­fort­able) out­fits dur­ing the cer­e­mo­ny, then it’s best to pre­pare spare and loos­er clothes for the rest of the evening. First­ly, dur­ing a feast and games, they can get dirty and you will need to change clothes. Sec­ond­ly, a boy of five years old is unlike­ly to be hap­py to car­ry a con­di­tion­al suit with a bow tie and a jack­et all evening 🙂 More famil­iar clothes for the sec­ond half of thewill make the chil­dren feel more com­fort­able, and you will not wor­ry about the safe­ty of ele­gant suits.

Separate room for children’s needs

If you’re cel­e­brat­ing yourat a hotel or coun­try estate, it’s a good idea to rent a sep­a­rate room for the chil­dren’s needs — this can be use­ful for both you and fam­i­ly guests. Per­haps some­one will need to change the child, put him to bed, calm him down, or just get some rest. It is bet­ter if a sep­a­rate qui­et room is pro­vid­ed for this.

Children’s table at abanquet: what to consider?

When plan­ning the arrange­ment of tables in the ban­quet hall, please note that if there are sev­er­al chil­dren at the wed­ding, and age allows, it is bet­ter to place them at a sep­a­rate table. It is unlike­ly that they will be inter­est­ed in lis­ten­ing to adult con­ver­sa­tions, so it is like­ly that the kids will be rest­less, naughty and pull on their par­ents. A sep­a­rate table will help solve this prob­lem if you pay atten­tion to the details, which we will dis­cuss below 🙂

Separate menu

Chil­dren are not impressed by extrav­a­gant snacks and deflop, even if it is “the best in Moscow” (p.) Cheese balls and french fries are much clos­er to them in spir­it 🙂

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wedding tousled bouquet of white and wine color

Togeth­er with the employ­ee of your­restau­rant, when com­pil­ing the menu, take the time to sep­a­rate chil­dren’s treats — these should be under­stand­able and famil­iar dish­es, since chil­dren at aare unlike­ly to go on food exper­i­ments with­out much per­sua­sion. Piz­za, pota­toes and oth­er fast food look like the eas­i­est and most effi­cient solu­tion, but we still advise you to work out a lit­tle more so that a healthy and tasty din­ner awaits your lit­tle guests.

Check with the par­ents of young guests in advance if their chil­dren have aller­gies and intol­er­ances in order to avoid sit­u­a­tions that are dan­ger­ous to health!

Entertainment at the table

So that the chil­dren at the­do not get bored at the fes­tive table in antic­i­pa­tion of their pro­gram, it is worth prepar­ing small enter­tain­ments. A vari­ety of col­or­ing books with col­ored pen­cils, puz­zles and design­ers (with­out small details) will do a great job with this! Make sure that there are enough “enter­tain­ment” for all the lit­tle guests, oth­er­wise con­flicts may occur. If the chil­dren at the­and at this table are of dif­fer­ent ages, then for each there should be enter­tain­ment for his peri­od of devel­op­ment.

seating arrangement

Chil­dren’s table should be away from the thick of things, because most of the enter­tain­ment at the­is not designed for the par­tic­i­pa­tion of kids. It’s good if the table is clos­er to the exit — so it will be eas­i­er for chil­dren to go to the toi­let, into the air or to anoth­er room. Also, make sure that the musi­cal equip­ment is away from this table, oth­er­wise the chil­dren will quick­ly get tired of loud music and start act­ing up.

How to include children in theprocess?

Joint hand-made

If you are plan­ning to do some­thing with your own hands fordecor, then involve lit­tle helpers in the process! So the decor will become even more spe­cial, because you made it with the whole fam­i­ly for a beau­ti­ful impor­tant day.

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Cake tasting

Lit­tle sweet tooth will def­i­nite­ly not refuse to help their par­ents in such a respon­si­ble mis­sion! Test­ing a tast­ing set from apas­try chef can be turned into a warm fam­i­ly tea par­ty. Com­bine busi­ness with plea­sure 🙂

Mention in vows

Chil­dren are an inte­gral part of your lives, so it would be log­i­cal to men­tion them in vows. We are sure that even those who are used to hold­ing on to the last will cry at this moment 🙂 This lit­tle rit­u­al can become espe­cial­ly impor­tant if it is not about your joint chil­dren: it is impor­tant for every par­ent to know that his soul­mate is ready to accept and love his child.

Include in the process of unity ceremony

Prob­a­bly, it would not be very appro­pri­ate to con­nect chil­dren to the wine cer­e­mo­ny of uni­ty, but to the sand cer­e­mo­ny, cre­at­ing a com­mon pic­ture or plant­i­ng a tree — that’s it! Read more options in our arti­cle. “Sym­bol­ic­cer­e­mo­ny”.

Joint fees

A joint morn­ing of the whole fam­i­ly will set the tone for a warm atmos­phere of togeth­er­ness for the whole day. Fool around at break­fast, soak in bed and slow­ly get ready for the hol­i­day, not for­get­ting to pose for the pho­tog­ra­ph­er 🙂

Even if you are plan­ning more clas­sic sep­a­rate gath­er­ings, do not miss the oppor­tu­ni­ty to make touch­ing and fun­ny shots with chil­dren. For exam­ple, a pho­to where a lit­tle daugh­ter fix­es her mom’s hair or a son and dad learns to tie a bow tie can become one of the most beloved shots from a wed­ding!

Carry the rings and scatter the petals

The clas­sic mis­sion of chil­dren at ais to scat­ter rose petals before the bride arrives or to offer rings at a cer­e­mo­ny. Why aban­don such a touch­ing tra­di­tion?