Kids can make any event fun, especially one that’s as focused on family as a wedding. It’s important to make sure that yours is kid-friendly if you plan on involving kids. Read on to see how you can plan a kid-friendly wedding on a budget.
Set Up a Kid’s Table
With the average wedding hosting 131 guests, according to The Knot, there will possibly be fewer kids than adults at your wedding. Once you have a good idea of how many kids will attend, set a table where they can sit by themselves, without the adults. Doing this will help them enjoy the wedding a bit more as they will be amongst their peers, with whom they can freely interact. While they may get up to mischief, you can minimize the chance of disruptions by giving them some activities to do at their table, based on some tips below.
Get Child-Friendly Entertainment
Find out the average age of the children who will be at your wedding and plan for age-appropriate entertainment for them. This could be something as inexpensive as hiring a magician or caricaturist to keep the kids busy while the more serious parts of the wedding are in progress. You will have the room you need while the kids enjoy their entertainment in a way that keeps both adults and children happy while separate from each other.
Have a Few Lawn Games Ready
With an 11% increase in the number of outdoor weddings in 2020, you could be even more kid-friendly if your wedding is also an outdoor one. Including lawn games is a sure way to make things fun for kids at a wedding, given the high energy levels that most kids have. From giant Jenga and corn hole to lawn golf and even hanging up a piñata, there are endless fun options available for you. Rather than run around between guests, they will stay happily engaged in the games and have an amazing day full of fun.
Organize a Scavenger Hunt
You could come up with a creative scavenger hunt to keep all the kids occupied from the start of the wedding to the end. Having something to focus on will make time go much faster for kids at your wedding, and rather than get bored, they will have an amazing day working on the clues on the sheet. The adults at the wedding will also enjoy the freedom they will get to be fully immersed in the event, so it will be an all-around wholesome and fulfilling day.
Give Personalized Favors
Finally, end the day with personalized favors, some for adults and some specifically for kids. With the average budget for only the reception and wedding ceremony being $28,385, you don’t have to get anything that’s over-the-top. Crayons in a cute package or charms and toys will work well, depending on the age of the children in attendance. If there are vastly different age groups, you could even get different favors for each age group. Doing this will help make your wedding an amazing and memorable event for absolutely everyone who attends.
Follow these tips and you will be able to plan for and execute an amazing kid-friendly wedding on a budget. Everyone will enjoy the thoughtfulness that goes into planning such a wedding and they will likely talk about it for a long time to come. Plan well in advance so you can get the best outcome and have something for everyone!
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