When it comes to planning your wedding, one of the many decisions you will have to make is whether or not you want to have children at your wedding. Whether or not you do is entirely down to you, of course. But, we believe that there are plenty of reasons to decide to include the smallest guests on your list.
To help inspire you, we have put together some of the main reasons we believe you should have children at your wedding.
They can be a part of a happy memory
More often than not, weddings are an event that you and your closest friends and family will remember for many years to come. This means that it makes sense for you to include even the younger members of your family in the big event.
They can meet extended family
Weddings bring families together, even those that are apart by distance. This means that it makes sense for children to attend weddings. They get the chance to meet and catch up with extended family members they might have met before and in a no-pressure environment.
They are great fun
It is easy enough to have fun at a wedding, but having children there really goes a long way to increasing just how much fun you can have. Dancing around with children, singing, and lots of spinning around are vital parts of having children at your wedding and make sure that guests old and young have a great time.
They can be in photographs
Weddings mean lots of photographs, and having children means that they can get in the action. More often than not, it can be hard to get your family together in full for a picture. If you don’t have children at your wedding, this is another missed opportunity to capture some treasured memories of you all together in one place.
You can hire a creche
Of course, one of the main reasons to decide against having children at your wedding is because you want the parents to be able to relax and unwind. Many parents arrange to have their children picked up during the evening so that they can then let their hair down. If this isn’t an option for them, or you want to offer alternative childcare during the day, you can organise a creche on your wedding day.
This involves professionals being on hand to entertain the children during the event, ensuring that they are having fun and that their parents can then relax.
As you can see, there are many reasons to have children at your wedding. So, what are you waiting for? Invite the smallest of your friends and family, and you will have a wedding day to remember.