Will your little one experience a wedding for the very first time? Then we recommend explaining the event to them! Weddings can have many elements (think ceremony, cocktail hour, speeches, dances, cake cutting, etc.), and learning about them can make children feel more prepared for the event. It’s also a great opportunity to teach kiddos about care, respect, and patience!
It’s one thing to introduce children to common wedding components, but knowing the specifics of the wedding you’re attending is key. Are there kid-friendly food options? Will there be a kids-only table or a mini play space? Is there a changing station at the venue? Or high chairs? These details (and more!) will be very helpful to know before the big day, so we suggest chatting with the couple beforehand to be prepared.
You could also ask if your kids can help out in small ways, such as tossing confetti after the ceremony or handing out wedding favors. Giving little ones a special role can not only occupy them for a portion of the event, but it can also give them a lil’ confidence + happiness boost!