Since we are all kids at heart, this should be a fun one. Having kids in or at your ceremony can be a blast, both for you and for them. Don’t even get me started on the hype that they bring to your reception, it’s better than any DJ that you could hire. While this may seem like a daunting part of the day I promise that, if done right, kids can easily be one of the best parts and bring so much fun and joy to your wedding.
As someone who is always thinking about every little detail, it’s important that I think of how to make the day great for everyone. Depending on the age range and how many kids will be in attendance, here are a few cute and super fun ideas :)
During the Ceremony…
If you decide to have kids in the ceremony, there are a lot of different and special ways to do this.
1. As a ring bearer
I mean c’mon…
2. As a flower girl
Pretty self explanatory and always a show stopper.
3. As a junior bridesmaid or groomsmen
This is a great option for kids who are a little older and/or have a very special connection to the wedding. The junior bridesmaid or groomsman can also be a part of other wedding festivities like a bachelor or bachelorette outing depending on the wholesomeness of your wedding festivities (or lack thereof ;)
4. Include them in a first look
One of my favorite and unique touches in any wedding is including the little ones in a first look with the bride or groom. The reactions are priceless.
5. Have them do a reading or performance at the wedding
Whether they are reading a poem, a bible verse, an old love note or singing a song, adding this touch at any wedding will make for a very sentimental memory.
Other ideas for entertainment include;
- Board games
- Hiring entertainers like face painters, magicians and more!
Don’t want the party to stop, but have a few kids still around? A “No adults allowed zone” or a “Kids only” area/table is a great way to put aside some space for the kids for toys, activities and for a few pillows just in case they get a little sleepy.
About / Contact
Let's hang out!
These are a few of my favorite things....
Desiree Carol real weddings and tips on all things bridal...
Mom life and all it entails...