Should you invite children to your wedding?Posted 3 years ago
This is a question we are often asked and opinions will vary. Your decision should be made clear to all your invited guests from the beginning. Avoid awkward questions from parents who need to make plans by being clear about your intentions.
If you are planning a formal wedding or if your wedding will be held in the evening then it is appropriate and acceptable not to invite children.
Consider your guest list and venue limitations. Can you provide games and activities for children so they too can enjoy your wedding day?
A daytime or casual wedding is ideal for inviting children!
Once you have decided to invite children to your wedding, remember to make them feel welcome by providing them with their own special, comfortable and dedicated area.
The addition of colourful furniture and decorations will make children feel included and their parents will be grateful for your thoughtfulness.
When addressing your wedding invitations indicate whether a child is invited by including his or her name on the invitation as well as the envelope.
Include children’s names beneath parents’ names.
The wording Mr. & Mrs. and family can be a little vague.
If the child is 18 years of age or more he or she should receive a separate invitation, even if they are still living at home.
The children’s menu should be carefully considered. Children’s meals and refreshing drinks should be provided. Remember to ask parents for any allergy concerns when planning the ‘kids menu’ with your caterer.
Games and activities are such a wonderful idea and will keep children entertained throughout the wedding day proceedings.
Consider the ages of the children you are inviting. Teenage children will feel much happier sitting with other children their age.
A designated play and fun area for younger children with a supervising adult will be appreciated by both parents and children alike.
Your guests will thank you for being such a gracious host and considering the comfort of all invited guests and their needs.
Long Way Home Photography. Daniel & Hannah’s garden wedding day.
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