If you’re preparing your wedding with children invited, do not forget to think about them as well. Children are a very important part of the celebration, and their enjoyment will also become the enjoyment of their parents and other guests.
Because if children are happy, parents will be too, right?
At Froggies, we have a very clear goal: to offer experiences that are rewarding for both children and adults, based on the conscious game and on the imagination.
If you don’t know what steps to follow so children can enjoy your wedding, today we want to give you 6 tips that will help you plan a super day where the fun of children is also has a place.
6 tips for planning your wedding with children
Hire experienced professionals
Weddings are beautiful days which, fortunately, last for many, many hours. If you try to take care yourself of the fun of children, or you assign the task to another guest, you will not be able to fully enjoy the day because your focus will be different.
It is recommended that you hire a professional specialized in coordinating groups of children and who knows how to revitalize them. A professional who listens to children with an open heart and who is able to entertain them with games and activities that offer fun and value.
Listen to the advice of a professional: they have more experience and they know how to combine the needs of children with the needs of the bride and groom on such a special day
- Sit children at the same table.
We also recommend that you put all of the children together, either in one or in two tables (or on tables that will be needed!). It is possible that children do not eat for a long time, or that they are not particularly interested in eating, so together they will speak to each other, keep themselves entertained and play together.
Eating together they begin to interact and, when they come out to play, they will have already had a first approach and they will be more likely to perform activities in group.
- Prepare an exclusive place for children
Another advice is that children have their own space in a place outside (whenever the weather is good).
Preparing a magical place for them will allow them to play at their leisure. Think that children need to expand their wings and being in touch with nature will add value to all experiences prepared for the occasion.
Be foresighted and consider the weather. Adults are more adaptable to changes in temperature, but if the party goes on into the night or it gets cold, you have to keep that in mind. If the celebration is outside, it is advisable to provide a room for children to play in it if temperatures start to drop.
- Integrate children into the dance
Normally, when the dance begins, children are still playing at their leisure and they are not a part of the activity. It is very nice to find a moment when children can also dance with the rest of guests.
By saying this, we are not proposing to put children’s music. Children can move their skeleton as well as adults with any type of lively music, you only need to make them feel like accomplices of the moment with a look, a gesture, or accompanying them in the dance. In addition, it is always fun and exciting to see a child dancing, sure to mix the older and the youngest will bring more than a smile.
- Keep in mind their dietary needs
Usually, weddings include lunch or dinner, without snacks after the dance.
Keep in mind that children tend to eat more often than adults, and that they will be surely hungry after dancing, playing or running outside.
Have prepared some healthy snacks so that they can eat if they are hungry again, and you can be sure that both children and moms and dads, will thank you for it!
- Care for babies
If there are babies at the wedding, think that they’re going to need some logistical attention. For example, in the bathroom you will need to prepare a changer, and attendees will need a microwave to heat bottles or milk. If, in addition, you can add a crib, or a quiet place where babies can sleep, the better.
I hope all these tips will serve to begin to organize your wedding with children. 😉 Children are guest as special as the adults and it is important to give them sufficient attention so that your wedding day turns into a good memory for parents and children.
If you need help with the preparation of your wedding, at Froggies we will be happy to talk with you and see how we can collaborate. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you.