Whether to invite children to your big day or not is one wedding planning dilemma that many couples struggle with. There are after all many more considerations couples need to take into account when planning a kid-friendly wedding.
Whilst it’s okay to have an adults-only wedding, having those special little people in your life attend can unlock many positives for some couples as Hitched details:
“Weddings aren’t meant for Pinterest, they’re real-life and are meant for making memories. Kids add a huge amount of laughter, fun and atmosphere to a wedding. Those fabulous photos and hilarious (and chaotic) moments are memories you’ll treasure forever.”
You may also find that some guests may not be able to attend without their children due to childcare issues. So if you’re set on having a child-friendly wedding, why not bring the childcare to them?
Introducing the wedding crèche
While hard-working parents would love to have the day (and evening) off, and relinquish their responsibilities for just one occasion to enjoy a good knees-up, finding childcare to achieve just that can be a real challenge.
Marrying couples with kids also don’t have that option, as whilst family and friends may be there at your wedding to ‘pick up the slack’, you’ll want all your guests to enjoy your big day too.
These are all common dilemmas when planning and attending weddings, but don’t panic, there’s an increasing number of services here to provide the answer – wedding crèches.
Wedding crèches are becoming extremely popular here in the UK. Wedding venues are now often more than happy to provide a separate room to be set up as a crèche to keep younger guests entertained.
What do wedding crèche services provide?
Wedding crèche services not only set up activities, toys and child-friendly entertainment on your behalf so your young guests can enjoy a well-stocked, safe and secure play space while you dance the night away. Supervision is also provided by their experienced and highly qualified childcare professionals.
By using a professional mobile crèche, it’s not just the adults that benefit. The children attending your wedding get to enjoy a space that’s just for them as well as retreat to a quiet place away from the action to relax.
Many wedding crèches can be customised to the needs, ages and interests of your young guests. Some even provide an outdoor play space in a bell tent to make the experience as magical as possible.
What are the alternatives?
If you want to keep a handle on those purse strings, there are many things you can do to ensure an enjoyable, child-friendly occasion.
Hiring a children’s entertainer, giving kids’ goodie or welcome bags on arrival, providing activities to entertain at reception tables, and offering simpler, plainer, more child-friendly dishes for your wedding breakfast are all great ideas to ensure your younger guests are happy and engaged throughout your big day.
Creating your own chill-out zone or play space within your wedding venue is also recommended. This can be as simple as a kids table with colouring books and pens, or a snug spot in a quiet room.
Here at Gosfield Hall, we have experience hosting guests of all ages. To request a brochure, arrange a private on-site viewing or to discuss any other wedding-related query, please contact us today.