Children at Weddings

Deciding on whether or not to have children at your wedding can be tricky. Unless you as a couple already have children, then of course ….maybe you should invite them (ha!) and they will no doubt be a big part in planning of your day.

Just like sorting out the dreaded guest list, the factor of inviting children can come into a debate. It is your wedding and so ultimately your choice – just let everyone know well in advance so family expectations can be met and childcare sorted.

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Photographing them
Children at weddings can be rather epic, I love love love photographing them. They are funny, cute and bring out some of the best dance moves!
Relatives gush over the images afterwards, I’m not a ‘posed’ photographer so I just capture them with whatever they are doing, hiding under tables, ice cream noses or getting lost in bouncy castles!

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Bored Children
Sometimes boredom may kick in and they become restless, they scream the place down. We have tantrums and the tears and stressed parents so I would recommend some activity books, games or an entertainer.
You could give them a VERY IMPORTANT JOB to do something along the lines of giving out confetti (move over ushers!)

Children have a shorter attention span than us, so during the speeches can be a little draining for them. They have no idea why a man stood at the front is talking for so long and then the guests are laughing…. they don’t find the jokes funny!
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Move over kids…..!

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Entertainment 

There are companies who offer service like a creche or will come to your wedding to set up lots of games.
A bride of mine bought all of her games and space hoppers from ebay Space Hoppers.
I can also highly recommend Isabelle Ices  and Marshall Magic, both who I have worked with numerous of times.

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Adults Only

If however you have decided to have a glamorous adult only affair (I totally get this too!!!) and decide not invite the little ones,
 I’m sure the parents will love the fact they have a night off and can let their hair down!

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