INCLUDING CHILDREN IN YOUR WEDDING PARTY – THE PROS AND CONS
Helping you to decide whether to include children in your wedding party, or not.
Some couples don’t even have to consider whether or not to have children be included in their wedding party. However, for others, this can sometimes be a stressful decision to make so we’ve comprised a guide to help you make your choice.
Having children included in the wedding party: what to consider?
Waiting outside the ceremony room doors will be one of the most emotional, exciting, once-in-a-lifetime moments, which could possibly be made stressful by a frustrated two-year-old who is refusing to walk down the aisle. Having said that, this shouldn’t mean you have to rule out having children in your wedding party.
Depending on your family circumstances, it may be a given that you should invite children to be included in your wedding party. Even if you both don’t feel the same about having children involved in your wedding, this decision should be discussed between you both, well in advance of making any plans or actually asking anyone to be part of your wedding party.
The style of your day will run slightly differently if you do have children involved in your wedding party, purely because they will be around all day long. This is something to keep in mind when it comes to choosing your wedding venue, budgeting for entertainment, planning your reception tables and keeping the parents of the children in mind too! Plus, if your little flower girl(s) needs their hair styling, then this will be an added cost to the bridal beauty portion of your wedding budget.