Children + Weddings

Deciding to invite children to your wedding can be a hard decision, the topic tends to evoke opinions and emotions from your family and friends. Including children is a decision that needs to be made solely by the bride and groom based on their preferences but there are options which may allow the best of both worlds.

Some venues have an additional space away from the reception area that can be used as a childcare room. This allows the bride and groom to hire licensed childcare professionals that are available to watch children whose parents are invited to the wedding. This way the parents can enjoy the wedding but their kids are still close by.

If the venue doesn’t have a space, look into a nearby kid friendly restaurant which the childcare professionals could take the kids for fun dinner off an inexpensive kid’s menu and then return in time for dancing. This also helps save money in food costs as some venues charge a standard amount for guest regardless of ages.

The Elegant Affairs team can help you brainstorm ideas and set up various childcare options based on what works for your big day.