It was Mother Teresa that said,

“How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.”

Like flowers, children can add a special layer of both joy and complexity to any wedding or special celebration. But, also like flowers, they wilt quickly without proper care and attention. Because weddings tend to be long, drawn out affairs, some couples prefer to exclude children from participating. Other couples choose to include only specific children in their wedding party. Some couples leave the option of a child’s attendance up to that child’s parents. There is no right or wrong decision here, but if you choose to include youngsters in yourCrystal Ballroom wedding, here are three tips for making the day enjoyable for all participants.

Give Them A Task

Maybe you have chosen a few specific children to play a part in your wedding, such as the role of flower girl or ring bearer. However, you may wish to involve other children in your wedding, by giving them an assignment such as handing out favors, or holding bouquets. What little girl wouldn’t love being in charge of the bride’s flowers while the bride is busy dancing the night away?

Keep Them Busy!

Because little hands love to learn, explore, and create, consider giving them a specific outlet for that creativity by setting a table at your reception just for your young guests. Provide coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, and tablets, so that your young guests may scribble and doodle while their parents mingle. Trust us, the parents will thank you for your thoughtfulness!

Plan a Dance

In addition to the traditional first dance, father-daughter dance, and mother-son dance, consider inviting all the children in attendance onto the dance floor for a special dance with the bride and groom.

Want more ideas for including children into your Crystal Ballroom wedding? Contact us!