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Should children attend weddings?

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Cherished Cherubs Babysitting have the perfect solution to this contentious question.

Spring and summer bring the season for Weddings!!  I love weddings, it is all about happiness and smiles, and catching up with people you don’t see too often.  As a bride it also brings decision making, months and sometimes years in advance.  Venue, flowers, dress, and guests are all the obvious decisions.  But what about guests that have children? 

WeddingKidsMany an argument has erupted and families split about whether children should be invited to a wedding.  Who should be invited, just those that belong to the wedding party, how will cousin Anna react?  What if master 8yo decides to thump the flowergirl again, oh and have you seen the tantrums from miss 3yo, what if she does that squeal in the middle of the ceremony?

What are the options with what to do with kids at a wedding?

Have a child - free wedding.  This is becoming more of the norm, and does not discriminate between parents.  If parents wish to attend the wedding then they will need to organise their own childcare.  The problem with this is that often their babysitters are also attending the same wedding so aren’t available.  The bride may consider placing the details of a babysitting agency on the wedding invites or attached to the invites so parents know who to call should they need a babysitter at their home or hotel.

Have children at the ceremony, but not the reception. The ceremony if in a park is often able to accommodate many people, and allows children to have a run around until the ceremony begins.  Parents are able to bring something for the children to do throughout the ceremony if inside a church.  The break after the ceremony  is the perfect time to take the children back to the home or hotel to the babysitter before the parents return to enjoy the reception.

Have children for the ceremony and only part of the reception.  If children are in the wedding party in particular, many bride and grooms like to have them present for the initial speeches and meal.  It is a big day for them though and they do get tired, and bored.  Babysitters can be hired to help out at meal time, and then taken back to their hotel room, changed and settled in to bed.  Or they can just be available for the bedtimes if the children are being supervised by family at the reception.  The advantage of this option is that there is flexibility on the time that the children are at the wedding, and the guests at the wedding get to enjoy the entire wedding as well.

Weddings are a day to enjoy, and having to stress about children does not have to be in the equation with forward thinking and planning.

If you need help with your wedding or other function, let Cherished Cherubs Babysitting help.  Give them a call on 0417 927 525 or check out their reviews at www.cherishedcherubs.com.au/testimonials.

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