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    • KaihW (MrsUrsan2B)
      CommentAuthorKaihW (MrsUrsan2B)
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 24th 2014
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    Hi all,

    I'm slowly checking things off my list and came to a halt. Is anyone else having kids at the wedding and reception? Have you thought about entertainment for them? I saw some activity books online, but I don't think it would keep them entertained for too long.

    Has anyone got any other ideas?

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    • LauraK7
      CommentAuthorLauraK7
      Got married 5 years ago
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    I was just going to do some activity packs too for the breakfast, we only have a few children at the ceremony and most parents will bring something to entertain their own children too.
    in the evening there will be balloons and most children will just join in the dancing and hang around the sweet cart lol
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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
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    I have planned for 5 kids at our wedding the most important being our son who will be a month short of 6 years old he is also our page boy. Then we have our three nephew who are 6, 7 and 11. and my best friends girl who is also our ds' best friend she will be almost 6 too.

    I am going to get a box (cardboard lunch box idea) in our colour with their names on it. and in the box im going to put a selection of small things. like a personalised activity book that has colouring in - dot to dot etc, as well as pencils that's as far as I have got but Im also thinking about putting in bubbles, a disposable camera, a small jigsaw and some other small things its really just to keep them amused during the meal. I might even put in some small figures.

    How old are the kids going to be at your wedding and how many are you having? x

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    • gonzo
      CommentAuthorgonzo
      Got married 6 years ago
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    I've got kids at my wedding, im having a craft table, bouncy castle and providing a football for outside hoping this will keep them entertained as they will age from 0-16 :) x (obviously the babies wont be doing them lol)




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    • MrsH-2B
      CommentAuthorMrsH-2B
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    We are having 14 under 10's at our wedding.. They're all getting an activity pack each with colouring books, dot to dot, puzzle, bubbles, bracelets for the girls, pirate telescopes for the boys, yoyo's and glow sticks.. xxx

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    • AmyH608
      CommentAuthorAmyH608
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    We have been quite honest with people and said no children at the wedding or reception, the only ones we are having are our 10 nieces and nephews! i think thats plenty anyway lol!! So for them (ages 0-11) we will be having activity books and a small toy/puzzle. I think with the all the events of the day (wedding breakfast, speeches then disco and evening buffet) they will have plenty to occupy them!

    xx
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    • KaihW (MrsUrsan2B)
      CommentAuthorKaihW (MrsUrsan2B)
      Got married 6 years ago
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    I have about 15 under 10's too.

    I'm a bit stumped to be honest as I know my nephews would take no interest in the activity books. I'm hoping like the suggestion above that the parents bring entertainment with them.

    Another idea I saw was a disposable camera scavenger hunt. I.e. Sparkly shoes, bride and groom kissing etc. but this could be a catastrophe waiting to happen. 15 kids running around.

    I wish I could say no kids, but I want my nieces and nephews there so I won't be a hypocrite.

    Confused???

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    • KaihW (MrsUrsan2B)
      CommentAuthorKaihW (MrsUrsan2B)
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    How did they take that @ AmyH608? I'd prefer just my nieces and nephews too.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
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    bumped a thread on kids photo hunt .....

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
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    we only had mr lalas 2 nieces and nephew at our wedding ...

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
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    we're not inviting any children
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    • EllenH27
      CommentAuthorEllenH27
      Got married 5 years ago
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    We're not having children at ours and everybody knows and was fine with it, (apart from 1 family memeber who caused a stir) We'll be putting it on our invites to remind people. Its your wedding invite who you want xx
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    • katielea100
      CommentAuthorkatielea100
      Got married 4 years ago
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    I am mainly because I have 2 kids myself and I have young cousins ect.. So I'm having the DJ play a few games with them in the early evening (not having a wedding breakfast) and a sweet buffet lol xx
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    • Marrying.Ryan
      CommentAuthorMarrying.Ryan
      Got married 6 years ago
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    We are having activity packs for during the speeches and cake cutting and stuff, but after that they can join us on the dance floor and play with the balloons.
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    • NearlyMrsFountain
      CommentAuthorNearlyMrsFountain
      Got married 6 years ago
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    I have 27 kids out of my 100 guests.
    I have moved away from the majority of my friends and I can't ask them to travel all this way without their children as it will have to be an overnight stay.
    I'm happy though, I couldn't imagine my wedding with no kids. Xx
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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
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    I don't quite understand why you'd need a reminder in the invites.... surely if you don't invite the kids they won't bring them?




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    • KaihW (MrsUrsan2B)
      CommentAuthorKaihW (MrsUrsan2B)
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    I guess some people may assume the invite is extended to them all unless you specify. I have 26 kids in total, 15 under 10.

    I'm in the predicament as you @ nearlymrsfountain, I grew up in Northampton so my family are mostly there. I lived in London for 10 years so my friends are there. Then I'm now living in Luton. So everyone is coming into me, so the realistic view is the children will need to come.

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    • Nicky2988
      CommentAuthorNicky2988
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    We are having kids, 5 kids out of 25 guests. The youngest is our son, he'll be 18 months old. The others are older and know how to behave. Our son will be quite happy if you just give him food or a toy, he's the most chilled out kid ever! X
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
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    We have 11 under 12's and 7 under 5's so we are having a bounxy castle which is fun for adults too and a kids entertainer for during the speeches! X

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    • LauraF89
      CommentAuthorLauraF89
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    We will probably have about 12 under 10..a lot of my family have kids so they will have to bring their kiddies too, the kids will all be over 6 though apart from a couple of toddlers. Not really sure what to do to entertain them though, some will be a bit old for colouring xxx

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
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    Idea is set up a xbox or wii area for them x

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    • almost a year wife!!
      CommentAuthoralmost a year wife!!
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    i never wanted kids at ours but weve only ended up with 2, theyre 6 & 7 which is ok lol...

    tbh ive had people ask me about our invites for example i invited my auntie and 2 cousins (all grown up lol) and only their 3 names were on the invite but i still got asked if my cousins bf could come, we had to draw a line somewhere and they were fine with it... but h2bs uncle is unpredictable and is double dipping with 2 women at the minute, one of which we know :/ so mil2b has said he might bring one of them and i said to her "well only his name in on the invite" she said "that wont stop him!" and i was like "well if he turns up with either hes gonna look an @r$e when she has no dinner!" mil2b said "well he might kick off on the day" h2b jumped and said "if he does ill bounce him down the stairs and out the @@@@ing door!2 so now im worrying over an uncle [email protected]!

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    • *KelBel*
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    No kids at mine except my 3 which will be 8,5 and nearly 4 and they are flower girls, no kids as normal guests x

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    • TrasaD
      CommentAuthorTrasaD
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    Bubbles!!! :) or a bouncy castle:) that way the adults are sorted to hehe:) and I'm still to meet a child of any age that doesn't like bubbles:) xoxox

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
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    yeah we were like yes a bounce castle for ... the... kids?? yes the kids , not the adults at all ! he he!

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    • TrasaD
      CommentAuthorTrasaD
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    Hehe. US too:) everyone loves bouncy castles that I know. We're hoping to use it for a photo too:) xoxox

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    We had a no children policy apart from family which meant we had our 2 nieces and another 2 babies there.

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    • Showgirl
      CommentAuthorShowgirl
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    Would love a bouncy castle but don't think the adults will allow the kids any time on it (we're all big kids at our wedding, even my Grandad would be on there). We're currently planning on some little activity packs and we're also going to set up a Wii in the corner and hide the games we know the adults will want to play until after most of the kids have fallen asleep.
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
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    We've got quite a lot of kids for the wedding, and I think there's going to be a children's corner, with a few games and cuddly toys. I'm not thinking of having anything on the tables, as I expect parents will keep their kids occupied.

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    • KaihW (MrsUrsan2B)
      CommentAuthorKaihW (MrsUrsan2B)
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    I don't see the kids coming interested in colouring either @ Laura. My cousin is 3 and is constantly on my cousins iPad. My nephews all have kindles lol

    I'm tempted to add electronic entertainment is welcome for all children lol

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    • LauraK7
      CommentAuthorLauraK7
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    I don't think there's anything wrong we children bringing their tablets/iPads for during the wedding breakfast etc as long as they turn the sound off x
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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
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    im just gunna throw a few cheap activity packs together for the younger children atr our wedding. their wont be that many that young anyway. and we are telling friends not to bring their children, its close family only. though if I had my way, there'[d be no kids allowed at all.

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    • Bex89
      CommentAuthorBex89
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    We are having 5 kids at our wedding (one that will only be 2months old!!) and we were always going to invite children.
    I think I am going to get those activity books becuse it's better than nothing.
    I don't think you have to try to hard to keep them entertained - at a wedding I went to last year there were a few kids an they were happy dancing, running around and playing with baloons until they fell asleep on a chair!!

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    • AmyH608
      CommentAuthorAmyH608
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    @Kaihw(MrsUrsan2B) - no1 has complained thankfully :) Alot of our friends with children have even said its better for them as they can enjoy it more! I think if people complain then its tough anyway, its your day so have who you want there :) xx
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    • beximo86
      CommentAuthorbeximo86
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    We are having family children only, at the moment the youngest of which is our neice who will be 6 at the time, and she is a bridesmaid.
    I have told my friends that their children will not be invited, whether I know them or not as I do not want to have my day interrupted with screaming, misbehaving or bored children (harsh as it may sound). I'm just not much of a 'kid' person, and it also cranks up the number of guests for the day beyond what we can afford.
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    • Ch4lky
      CommentAuthorCh4lky
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    We didn't want kids at our wedding but it's now ended up that we'll have around 50 there! At least our one will have little people to entertain him lol x

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    • NatalieD205
      CommentAuthorNatalieD205
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    Does anyone know how old children have to be to be counted as guests for the wedding breakfast?...... for example we will have three children under 2 and one around 6 months being invited as well as a 4 year old and an 8 year old.

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    • KaihW (MrsUrsan2B)
      CommentAuthorKaihW (MrsUrsan2B)
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    Each place is different. I know one place I went to didn't count them. My place are doing special kiddie meals for the kids instead of the wedding breakfast.

    They are also doing half size meals for mid-teens.

    Which is great as kids meals are now £5 and teens £11, which I have no issue with as paying £24 for a 4 year old is criminal.

    Worth speaking to your caterers about anything they can do x

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    • AllishiaW
      CommentAuthorAllishiaW
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    Out of 60 guests-13 of them are children!! 1 is my daughter (bm) 2 r my god daughters (also bms) 2 are oh's nephews (1s page boy the other will be 5 months old) 1 is my godson (also page boy) and his baby brother ( he will b 6 months)
    I don't think I ever picture my wedding without kids tbh-but each 2 there own,not 4 every1 x
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    • Shanni86
      CommentAuthorShanni86
      Posted: Jan 29th 2014
     
    Depending on your venue, you could always see about having a 'kids area'. I work in a hotel & there has been some weddings that have used other function rooms either as a chill out room with lots of cushions & blankets for younger ones to have a sleep, or setting up a general play room, just bringing lots of their own toys for the kids to play with, or thes been "cinema/entertainment" rooms, with a tv & DVD player or games console x
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    • xbeckix88
      CommentAuthorxbeckix88
      Got married 7 years ago
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    We had 5 children at the wedding aged between 8months - 9yrs old and im pretty surprised how well behaved they all were!
    They sat quietly through the whole church service then didn't play up through the photos, meal and speeches!!
    We didn't really supply anything for children to keep them entertained in the evening but apparently all you need is a handful of helium balloons and abit of music and it'll keep them entertained for hours lol!
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    • LauraK7
      CommentAuthorLauraK7
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Mine children aren't counted in the wedding breakfast they are having a kids meal
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    • luratraloora
      CommentAuthorluratraloora
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 29th 2014
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    I have 10 children at my wedding and 7 of these are under 5. I couldn't imagine not having children there. :)

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    • princesspixie
      CommentAuthorprincesspixie
      Got married 4 years ago
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    i'll be doing activity packs for the breakfast but after that our venue has a huge outdoor play area that we get exclusive use of so they can knock them selves out on that lol xx

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
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    We paid for one children's meal for the 3 year old which I think was £24 and for the toddler the venue gave us a small side plate of vegetables and potatoes. The baby's parents brought baby food for him.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
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    bump

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    • EmmaD9
      CommentAuthorEmmaD9
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Pregnant at the moment but by the time I get married baba will be here, so will have two munchkins by then. I have two nephews on my side and then my partners family....where do I start theres hundreds, so we will have to work out a way to wittle it down. To be fair there is a lot of children I would rather invite than some adults haha! But I can't really say your child is invited but you aren't! lol x
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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    I am def having two children.... one is mine and he will be 7, one is my God-daughter who will be 18 months.

    I may have another 4 children, in fact I'm hoping I will. Not mentioning it to anyone else yet mind, it's quite complicated but if they do come it will be another 7 year old, a 12 year old, a 3 year old and a 4 year old.




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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 12th 2014
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    No children at ours, with the exception of my half sister who will be 13 and bridesmaid, and my niece who will be 2 and flower girl. My sister has just announced that she's pregnant again and my new niece/nephew is due in December which will add another little person to the list
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    • MiriamF1
      CommentAuthorMiriamF1
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: May 13th 2014
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    no kids at ours except our 3 nephews. When we added up all the kids there were 29 and our venue only holds 80 so was kind of ridiculous. Everyone is really understanding and looking forward to a night out on their own lol
 
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