How to Sort Out Your Wedding Kids Policy

Now that you and your significant other are putting the final touches on your wedding plans, one of the biggest questions you’ll have to tackle is whether or not kids will be allowed. No matter what your decision is, this is something you should decide early on, as there will be many preparations you’ll have to make to have everything come together. Here are a few major considerations to keep in mind.

 

  1. “Adults-Only” Wedding

If you decide to go the route where kids are not allowed, this is something that you should communicate to guests with families before the big day arrives. Make this policy clear on your save-the-dates and invitations so there is no confusion, and make an effort to reach out to loved ones to explain why you’ve made that choice. This will ensure that no one feels singled out and they will certainly appreciate you explaining it to them.

 

  1. Child-Friendly Wedding Arrangements

When making the decision to allow kids to your wedding, there are a few steps you should take to ensure that their parents are not chasing after them all evening. First, speak with your wedding planner about creating an area in your reception hall with coloring books, a TV with movies or other activities that can keep the kids busy throughout the evening. Additionally, hiring a babysitter to watch over the kids during the evening can give the parents time to breathe and allow them to let their hair down!

 

  1. To Invite or Not To Invite, That Is The Question.

Ultimately, it is your wedding, but be conscious of the fact that not including kids may cause some tension. This can lead to hurt feelings and probably won’t sit well with the other parents, so make sure that there is absolutely no leeway with your kids policy and choose one side or the other.

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