11 Creative Ways to Entertain the Children at Your Wedding



At some point during the planning process, you’ll have to make a decision about whether or not to have kids at your wedding. Some brides are perfectly okay with having little ones scooting around the dance floor and are happy to extend the invite, while others prefer an adults-only affair (maybe with just a flower girl and ring bearer in attendance).

It all comes down to personal preference, but if you do choose to have a bunch of youngsters at your wedding, you’ll want to prepared with plenty of activities to keep them entertained—it’ll be a long day, and even the most well-behaved kids can get antsy and irritable.

To keep the munchkins at your wedding occupied all party long, incorporate one (or a few) of these clever ideas into your reception plan. Now we don’t expect you to go rent a bouncy house, but setting up lawn games at an outdoor celebration, packaging up activities for them to do at their table or designating a little kiddie area with snacks and crafts are certainly doable. And of course, you can always hire a babysitter too.

Tell us: How will you keep the children at your wedding entertained?

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