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4 Top Tips for Including Children in Your Wedding | Destination Wedding Planner

Top Tips for Including Children in Your Wedding | Destination Wedding Planner


Your wedding day is a magical celebration of love and unity, and for many couples, it’s a joyous occasion that includes children. Having kids at your wedding can add an extra layer of sweetness and innocence to your special day. However, it’s important to consider their needs and make the day as enjoyable for them as it is for the adults. Here are some top tips for seamlessly including children in your wedding:


Children in Wedding
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1. Keep the Day Short and Sweet:

Weddings can be a long day for adults, and for children, they can seem even longer. To ensure that the little ones don’t become restless, consider keeping the day as short as possible for them. Invite them to join for the ceremony, and if you plan to include them in photos, do so after the ceremony. This way, they are part of the meaningful moments without feeling overwhelmed by the full day’s events.


If any children are being included in beauty services, have them arrive at the tail end of services, and take a break before the ceremony.


2. Pair Them with a Familiar Face:

Children often feel more comfortable when they are with someone they know. Pair each child or set of children from m a family, with an adult they are familiar with. Someone who can be dedicated to getting them down the aisle or guiding them through their roles. This could be a family member, a close friend, or a babysitter who is well-acquainted with the children.


3. Be Flexible:

Flexibility is key when involving children in your wedding. Kids can be unpredictable, and that’s part of their charm! Be prepared for the unexpected, whether it’s a giggle during your vows, refusing to walk down the aisle or a sudden desire to explore. Embrace these moments as part of the beauty of having children present on your special day.


4. Provide Entertainment and Incentives:

Keep children engaged and happy during the wedding, by providing them with things to do and incentives. Create a kids’ corner with coloring books, puzzles, and games to keep them occupied during downtime, or have these items at their seat for the ceremony/ reception. You can also offer incentives like small treats or a promise of a special dessert. These little gestures can go a long way in ensuring their enjoyment.



Remember, including children in your wedding can create heartwarming memories and moments of pure joy. By following these tips and considering the needs of the youngest guests, you can make your wedding a special experience for both the adults and the children in attendance. After all, weddings are all about love, and that includes the love we have for the little ones in our lives.



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