(Closed) Where to seat kids at a wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Newbee

sit them with their parents. there are a number of reasons for this. you dont want everyone standing up every minute walking over to the kids to make sure they are behaving, eating, not fighting etc..

Post # 3
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Newbee

also, love the idea of the colouring book. i have never seen this before and it would keep them busy for a little while.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Definitely with their parents.  And then don’t group all of the families together at tables just because they are the ones that brought kids.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Even the best behaved kids will be tempted to act out when they are seated at an all kids table. I would seat them with their parents. Besides stopping the trekking bck and forth between parents’ and kids’ tables, it eliminates yelling back and forth.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I would probably seat them with their parents at that age. Even though most of them should know how to behave, kids are likely to act up when they get tired or if they’ve had a lot of sugar and are starting to crash. Parents might also want to keep an eye on their kids (to make sure they’re eating, etc). I’d probably only seat teenagers at their own table, as they’re old enough to know how to behave and don’t want to be seated with their older relatives.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I sat all the kids with parents at the wedding and also tried to put all the kid/parents at one or two tables together. That way the kids had other kids to play with and more “parents” around to keep an eye on things. Not to mention adults that have children are usually better at and happier with dealing with other children quirks. Good luck also the coloring book is an awesome idea!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Definitely with the parents.  I made up colouring/activity books and they were a hit – I did get coloured pencils rather than crayons or felt tips because I figured then the venue’s linens wouldn’t get marked.  Several of our (allegedly!) adult guests borrowed the colouring pencils to draw us pictures as well…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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ohmygoodgollygosh:  I am also debating this! I think I’m going with the kids table in the corner and adult tables on either side of the kids tables to act as a boundary of sorts LOL in the corner we are putting games for the kids but I love the cookie idea way way better! I Am pro kids table

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

With their parents, for sure. Kids can be wild at events. 

Then maybe have a kids nook or table set up for after dinner once everyone is up and mingling 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Absolutely with their parents. The table and activities are a great idea for AFTER dinner, but not during dinner.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Im having a childrens entertainer take them out for a picnic on the lawn

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

The idea of a kids table is cute, but it could turn ugly fast. The kiddos are always more rowdy when they are together. If anything, I would seat them and their parents at neighbouring tables so they are close, but supervised. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

With their parents, unless there is an area separate for them and someone in charge. I do have to say I think those who bring kids should be more groups together. I’m just thinking that because childless couples (especially those by choice) may not appreciate being at a table where there are a bunch of kids. Like an earlier poster said, those with kids of their own may be willing to overlook things kids do rather than those who don’t. 

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