Children at your weddingChildren at your wedding – A difficult decision to make when planning your wedding.  Should you have children at your wedding?   If you decide to have them there on your big day, how do you keep them entertained?

I’m going to give you 10 tips on how to entertain children at your wedding, without breaking your wedding budget.

Have a craft table

Paints on the craft table are probably not recommended.  After all, you don’t want something that can ruin their beautiful special wedding outfits. You could have a selection of “clean crafts” – cutting and sticking (safe glue of course!), jewellery making, sock puppets etc. The simplest things can keep children at your wedding entertained for hours.

Hire in Professional Entertainers

If your Venue has sufficient space, why not have a separate room for children at your wedding to be entertained with activities such as games and storytelling.

Movie Room

Again, if your Venue has the space, put in a TV and DVD player and a selection of Children’s favourite Disney films.  This not only works well during the day, but could also work well early on during your evening reception before little ones go to bed.

Activity Packs

Colouring books and puzzles are a simple yet brilliant pastime for children at your wedding to keep them occupied during the speeches.

Little Photographers

Disposable cameras given to children will sure keep them entertained during your big day – Although your wedding album from these cameras could be interesting dependent upon the age of your little guests!

Keep Hunger Monsters Away

There’s nothing worse than hungry children, because they become grumpy children at your wedding.  Make sure you have snacks and drinks available for them.

Outdoor Activities

If you’re having a marquee wedding, or the grounds of your venue are secure enough, set up lawn games such as giant Jenga and Connect 4 – this will not only entertain the little children at your wedding – but also keep the grown-ups occupied too!

Face PaintingChildren at your wedding

A great way to keep children entertained (Although you may want to forewarn parents so special clothes don’t get ruined!)

Mini Disco

What better way to tire children out than to get them doing what they love to do best – dance.  Hire a children’s entertainer to set up a mini disco with dancing themed games

Mini Ushers

Why not give children a job to do? You could ask them to give out the Order of Service or look after the confetti

(Some of these tasks are age dependent, although if you have got older children, you could always put these in charge of some of these ideas for the younger children, such as the mini disco and outdoor activities)

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