The wedding season is just around the corner; whilst planning your wedding or planning to attend your dearest friend’s wedding do not forget the tiny tots. This little bundle of joys look adorable in tiny lehenga cholis, dresses and tuxedos, but when it comes to throwing tantrums nothing can beat them. So clever choices have to be made to keep these little guests entertained and comfortable. This post is an essential guide which tell you how to manage Kids at Weddings.
So, here are some simple and clever tricks for the host to make weddings fun for the kids and hassle-free for the parents.
Just like decisions of planning your invitation, menu dress etc, decisions regarding children should be planned in advance. Careful planning should be done in order to make it comfortable for the kids. The first and the foremost list down the number of children that you are expecting at wedding along with the age. This will help you to make the arrangements in advance.
To make things comfortable for mothers and their little kids, reserve a room or a two for them. Kids have their own schedule like sleep time, feeding times etc. At weddings these routines go for a toss making them irritated and you usually find kids crying out and mommies trying to calm them down. To avoid discomfort to the parents and children keep a room reserved and let them know about it. It makes easier for breast feeding mothers, children to have their sleep on time, also changing diapers and clothes become more convenient. Your guests will definitely thank you for this gesture.
Kids at wedding means lot of fun and laughter. They have lot of energy and if you keep them entertained, it will be a fun wedding for them and you might get surprised too. So here are some suggestions:
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Kids like to be involved in all the tasks, be it helping mommy roll out some chappati or helping bride to get ready. Until and unless the child is an introvert and too shy to leave his mother or father, you can assign tasks and get them excited about it.
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Do not forget to have some chocolates and sweets handy in the house. These little kids don’t play by the rules and you never know when you may need to bribe them with a chocolate or sweets. If the budget allows you can keep up a kid’s meal on the menu too such as cupcakes, pasta besides ice cream.
Keep a medical box stocked it’s extremely important not just for kids but for elders too. Include common medicines for headaches, vomiting and not to forget band-aids.
It’s wonderful to have kids at your wedding but they do need special attention. If you plan wisely you can make it an event worth remembering for them. These little bundles of joy will lighten up your weddings with their cute naughty gestures. And you would not hear an excuse from a friend to skip a wedding because it’s difficult to manage with a kid. Oh!!! Do not forget to ask the photographer to capture the kids at their very best.
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