Trying to figure out our seating plan. Is a childrens table a really daft idea? As parents at a wedding would you be comfortable not being seated with your child at a wedding? We are having afternoon tea so its quite relaxed and not a formal sit down. X
Hi I would rather children were seated with their parents at least they should be able to control them :)
I have considered a childrens table, but dont want the parents to have to keep getting up to speak to their children. xx
It depends on the children's ages, 🤔🤔
I had a children’s table for children over 5. Any younger were with their parents. I also asked the parents what they would prefer xx
My bestie had a kids table. It was in the middle so all parent could see. Was great.
Depends on the ages of the children tbh. Young ones need to be sat with their parents,but 8 should be OK provided there's a supervising adult. My son is 10 and he'd probably be happier sat away from me and his dad now,at his aunt's wedding he was sat between another aunt and his dad
If they’re like 14 then great, but 3,4,5 year olds and even 8,9 etc would be a nightmare in my eyes lol xx
Depends a lot on the kids. Do most of them know each? Are they similar ages? Are they old enough to eat unassisted? Are the parents going to be the type to actually relax if they're separate from their kids? Are the kids?
I’m having a children’s table as I only have 8 kids at my wedding. I’m going to sit the parents on a table close to the kids table so they can keep an eye on them xx
We had a mini top table for the kids in front of our top table and they loved it! Really made them feel important... They had little activity packs to keep them busy too x
Best seated with their parents. More relaxing for the parents and they can keep.then under control.
Personally I'm not having any children at our wedding apart from our daughter and shes 12 but if we were I think a children's table is a nice idea as long as the child not too young x
My cousin had a kids table at her wedding. At 1st I was unsure as my boy was only 2 at the time , but it turned out to be brilliant. I was on a table close by but was able to enjoy my meal & chatting to the adults. He also LOVED it being with all the kids. The age range was 2-10 on the kids tables. If the parents don't mind i'd say do it.
We had a table specifically for the kids and it worked really well, they all got Lego and colouring books and all behaved really well, I was very proud of every single kid there.
We kept kids with their parents, but also provided activity packs for them - colouring sheets, crayons, stickers, etc.
My auntie in law had a kids table and it went really well she had loads of games and things that kept them entertained and occupied and I think it gave the parents some time off xx
My partner prefers a kids table . I’d rather them being say next to their partners. I’m thinking hot serving plates . A child walking off and don’t want spillages . Plus they can control them much better.
I did not have a formal sit down meal I had a BBQ and had round tables we had a kids table in the centre but they could sit with parents if they wonted too. We had mask to colour in glow balloons games glue sticks etc and found kids wonted to sit there even the 13,14 year old ended up on there my adult guest said how great it was doing that for kids. The kids were between 2-8
I was going to have a children's table so my daughter could sit with her cousins, but I know one family member wouldn't like her children sitting on a separate table so I'm seating the kids with their parents, but I'm making them a little activity box for them
I've also considered this for our wedding, also an afternoon tea (great idea ) I think it might be nice depending on the number of children, but I think I'll just end up seating them with their families as I have too many for one table and don't want to leave any out.
Have a great wedding day :)
The only children we're having are my maid of honour's three, otherwise I'm looking at 20 and can't afford that (I've spoken to those affected and they understand). I was going to have a table for them, but we're sitting them with nanny and grandad so they are supervised, and providing activity boxes to keep them amused. It's personal choice at the end of it 😊😊 xx
I think it depends on the amount of kids and if some of them.are familiar with each other, as a kid I always loved a kids table to escape boring adult convosations haha but I can imagine it awkward if they don't know anyone else at the table