Post # 1
One of my best friends teaches an adorable grade 4 class (~9 years old). It’s a private school so most of these children are quite gifted, and (the girls especially) are very eager to please. When I told her about my engagement this past weekend, she (among other things) suggested that if there’s anything she and her kids can do to help, she’d be thrilled to.
So my question is, are there any DIY projects or parts thereof that you would trust a few 9 year old girls to do? Have you ever enlited the help of a younger sibling/cousin/niece, etc.? I haven’t actually planned out what my DIY projects are going to be yet, but I’m a budget bride so I really hope to do as much on my own as possible.
Thoughts please!!! 🙂
Post # 3
Hmmm… I could see them working on candle holders (maybe decorating the votives for the tables), making isle decorations, or even the escort cards.
The biggest thing to remember is that these kids are not going to do these projects perfectly. If you are going to be Type A Bride, then you should probably do the projects yourself.
Post # 4
I think like caszos said, it depends on the outcome you are looking for. If you want it perfect, you probably won’t want to ask 9year olds!
But sometimes a little imperfection is good. They could help with plenty of things in my opinion, it just depends on the style of your wedding. I’ve seen cute flags guests could wave, those are simple to make.
Origami flowers/paper flowers might also be a good project if you could use something like that.
I don’t know your theme and how much you’ve done so far so I’m not entirely sure what to suggest but maybe some of my ideas will be useful or make you think of something useful 😀
Post # 5
Awww thanks, those are really great suggestions 🙂 I haven’t actually started ANYTHING yet, so I’m not sure what DIY projects I plan to embark on. I’m going for a nice romantic atmosphere, but don’t have a venue yet and I feel like once I have that, it’ll help me set a mood (and theme). Oh, and I’m not a crazy control person (or at least trying not to be…) 😉
I LOVE the idea of little flags! Those would be absolutely adorable 🙂 I also definitely want a lot of candles (they’re so romantic!), so getting some help with that would be awesome.
Did anyone else have kids help out with decorations? How did that go?