Most brides and grooms opt for a childless occasion because having kids at your wedding can sometimes be a little stressful. If you, however, have kids yourself and want to include them or you’re thinking of your family and friends who can’t leave their kids out, here are some tips from us at Bluff Mountain Inn on how to have a kid-friendly wedding.
- Include It In Your Invites
Be specific about the fact that your guests are allowed to come with their kids. Parents usually want to know as soon as possible, so be sure to include a note specifically saying so alongside your invitations. If you have an age minimum, it’s okay to kindly ask parents not to bring babies or toddlers, you should include that as well.
- Practice With Your Wedding Party Kids
If you are including kids in your wedding party in positions like flower girls or ring bearers, make sure to practice what they should do at the ceremony with them more than once. You do not want them getting out of order and messing things up. Treat it as if you are giving them an extra responsibility so that they feel important and take it seriously.
- Give The Kids Their Own Space
This will help to keep them occupied and avoid cranky crying kids. Get a side room to use as a quiet space and if you can afford it, hire a nanny or two to give the parents a welcome break. You can also hand out goody bags with snacks and toys to keep them occupied. Puzzles, coloring books, books and games for kids are also a great idea.
- Include Kid’s Meals
While talking to your caterer, inform them that your wedding ceremony will be kid-friendly, so you will be needing some options for kids. A kid-friendly wedding menu can include favorites like hot dogs or Mac and cheese. Just make sure that you first check with parents about any food allergies. Soft drinks and juices should also be in your options.
Looking for a great place to hold your perfect wedding in Sevierville? Why not try us at Bluff Mountain Inn. We offer you a beautiful, unique and affordable backdrop for your wedding. Give us a call today, we’ll be glad to hear from you.