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Having kids at weddings has always been an interesting question.  While one couple will fill their pews with children of all ages, the next wedding will hire babysitters and require all kids to not attend. It is absolutely personal preference, and there is good reasoning on each side of the debate.

Frederick-Ng Photography

As for me, I think kids are an adorable part of weddings!  I love seeing little boys dressed up in tiny tuxes, and I adore little girls who are living out their real princess dreams.  It doesn’t bother me when the ring bearer doesn’t make it down the aisle or the flower girl is crying on her way down.  I do understand the argument of kids being a distraction at weddings when they start to cry during the vows or are talking during the message. If you’re trying to have an “absolutely perfect” day, children can definitely throw in an unpredictable factor! Do keep in mind: Guests will remember they are at a wedding to support the new family, and one day hopefully kids will be a part of the couple’s wonderful family!

Rich Miller Photography

6 Keys to Having Kids in Your Wedding:

1.  Make sure they get as much sleep as possible before the big day.

2.  Have someone designated to watch the kids.

3. Bring games to keep them entertained.

4. Have snacks to keep their stomachs smiling.

5. Practice. Practice. Practice.

6.  Don’t have high expectations of them.  Remember they are just kids!!

They are going to get dirty….

Steve Holcroft Photography

They might not make it through the entire ceremony…

Kelly Moore Photography

Victoria B.C Wedding Photography

They are going to cry…

LaCour Photography

They might not behave as well as you want them too….

Steve Holcroft Photography

But in the end I promise you will be glad they spent your special day with you!

Rodolfo Arpia

**All of these photographers did an amazing job of capturing the essence of being a child!  I Love them all 🙂

Let me know how you feel about having kids at your wedding?

2 Responses

  1. joanna

    We had SO many kids at our wedding, and I don’t regret it one bit. We had the flower girl who wouldn’t go down the aisle, the ringbearer who SPRINTED down the aisle, and cousins kids wrestling on the dance floor at the reception… and dancing when there was no music!

    I totally “get” those who want a formal evening wedding and would rather children be left at home- I’ve been to those, too. Specifically, one reception was at a winery, where minors weren’t allowed, anyway.

  2. Aylee @AyleeBits.com

    We’re having a casual wedding and we’re inviting the kids. I think they’ll add more to the fun, candid and unexpected moments. They’re fun to photograph as well.