A wedding is a special event that includes guests of all ages and children are not an exception. However, a wedding is not an event that children usually find attractive and this could be a problem. As we all know, a bored kid can do all sort of things just to get the attention and feel some excitement and this is definitely not something that the parents and the bride and the groom want. This is the reason why you should plan some activities that will help kids feel included in the wedding and make them feel special. Just like adults love dancing, kids may want to engage in some activities suitable to their age. Some couples may find this difficult because they are already preoccupied with their activities during the wedding day, but the fact is that it doesn’t take much to make kids in the weddings happy. As a matter of fact there are many different ideas that couples can implement on almost any wedding.
Beach weddings, are a great opportunity to involve children and make them feel important and loved. Sand unity ceremony it's a great choice. As each child holds a vase with sand, that represent their lives to this moment; individual and unique. "As you now combine your sand together, your lives also join together as one family! They realize in order for a home to be a happy one, it is essential that there be love and understanding between the children and the adults being married."
For instance, if you are planning an outdoor wedding, you can place a special smaller tent for the children. Even if you have an indoor wedding, you can mark a special area for kids. Instead of forcing children to sit with their parents, you can give them a chance to communicate and interact with their peers in these marked areas. This is the area where you can place some games, puzzles, books, movies or even gaming consoles. No matter what type of content you will use, you should remember to assign someone to watch the kids especially if we are talking about very young kids. There is no doubt that kids love such spaces because they make them feel like grownups and enjoy the time spent there.
Making plans for party games designed for kids is another way to bring smiles to kid’s faces on a wedding and eliminate boredom. You can use these games at any stage of the wedding, but it is the best idea to let them play these games (or even participate in these games) right after the guests finish their meals (after the reception). Younger kids will be glad to play some of the all time favorite party games including blind man’s bluff or musical chairs.
Providing giveaway is a good idea too. The vast majority of children enjoy receiving gifts and favors. A simple scavenger hunt or some other similar game where they will get a chance to earn their favors and gifts will keep them busy for hours. Party favors that come in the form of toys are definitely a good solution.
As mentioned before, dancing is the main activity of adult guests, but why not leave children dance for 15-20 minutes? Find music that they like and let them be the main stars of the wedding for a short period of time. Don’t forget to take photos!
As you can see, kids can enjoy weddings without getting involved in mischief, but in order to achieve this you will have to make a good plan before the wedding starts.