(Closed) Children Wedding Reception

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3373 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love your solution to hire a babysitter.

I don’t think ONE person will be mad at you for having an adult only event with a kids event upstairs. I would word it like this: The reception is adult only with a kid party upstairs with food, movies and games.

Post # 4
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We kind of have this same issue. I think we are going to pay 2 of my cousins to watch the kids in a sepreate part of the banquet hall. we are having a ALOT ofkids in the wedding party but we have let it be known that the reception ends at 1am so we would prefer that if your child is not aprt of the wedding party, that they remain at home.

Post # 5
1231 posts
Bumble bee

they are siblings, nieces and nephews. So I don’t think anyone would have a problem with them being the only children. It’s a good idea to have a place for kids to go, whether its a table with activities or a room with supervision. Obviously you can’t toss them in there with out an adult lol. Maybe hire a few babysitters to hang out and supervise any children left in there. You can put an ad up on a college campus looking for people that are studying to be teachers.

Post # 6
2140 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

So, I’m a little confused. Kids are invited to the wedding but they won’t actually be at the wedding?

I honestly never saw the need for having a separate space or table for kids. Growing up in my family and culture kids are ALWAYS part of weddings. They weren’t sleeping in strollers or sleeping on chairs or what not. At my wedding it was I believe close to 30% kids and they were all going crazy on the dance floor all night long. They opened it up and closed it down! Kids imo are the best part of a wedding.

But, if you were going for a uber formal adult only reception then I understand but then why bother inviting the kids at all?

Post # 7
1231 posts
Bumble bee

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@regberadaisy: agree with you, but I never liked to dance, you could always find me somewhere coloring lol. So having a place for kids to go if they need to, is a good idea. Kids are smart and know when they need a break. 🙂

Post # 9
516 posts
Busy bee

I personally think it’s a win-win-win situation, and a terrific idea.

It’s wonderful that the kids will have their own space, obviously.  It’s even better that the space is at the same location as the reception, so parents can check in (and out) at their leisure.

I went to a wedding last November where the kids’ room was adjacent to the main reception space, and it was a hit.  They had a kid-friendly buffet and hired a babysitter/entertainer to play games with everyone. 

You’re a very thoughtful bride!

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