Not everyone gets the chance to have the kids after they get married. And, with many families going through divorce and then moving on, it’s fairly likely that at some point you just might be planning a wedding after you’ve had your kids. So what’s the problem?
It’s not that having children makes it harder to get married, but you need to juggle the kids and the wedding planning, and that can be tricky. Don’t let it stress you out though, many people are doing it, and you can too. Just use these tips and you’ll have the perfect weddings, with children in tow.
Use The Internet To Your Advantage
It can sometimes be hard to talk on the phone when you have little kids around, so the internet should be one of your best friends when it comes to wedding planning. You can great checklists, contact planners and venues, and even order your invitations, all with your computer. Making sure your ideal venue is available can be as simple as an email, and in that email you can also ask questions about seating and catering.
If you get stuck, spend some time Googling ideas. You can even reach out to friends and family with your social media accounts. Use Pinterest to come up with decoration ideas. The use of the web for weddings is endless.
You can also find safe baby sitters online for when it comes time to get that wedding dress picked out and when you get together with the ladies for your bridal shower.
Let Your Children Help
If nothing else, having your children give you a hand with wedding stuff will at least keep them busy and let them feel like they are really a part of things. Of course, what kind of help you let them take on will depend on their age and ability.
Older kids can help with DIY crafts for your wedding decor, while younger children may be best served simply as being offered the job of ring bearer the day of your wedding, and sat in a corner with some crayons while you plan.
Remember to balance your time. Your wedding planning shouldn’t take away from the quality time you spend with your kids.
Remember It Needs To Be Child Friendly
It’s pretty likely that if your kids will be attending your wedding then other people’s children will be there too. Make sure your wedding meal incorporates something the kids will enjoy eating, and also make sure that you have some kid friendly favors.
Remember that kids aren’t always able to sit quietly, so be prepared for crying babies and other fun interruptions as you say your nuptials. It’s not the end of the world, it just reminds you that children matter!