Should I let guests bring their children to my wedding?

Posted by Deborah Judkins on Mar 26, 2019 2:54:00 PM

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The simple answer is – it depends.

Children can be very cute and photogenic when dressed up, particularly at the commencement of ceremonies as flower girls and page boys.

They can also be well behaved during the reception, particularly when they are supervised and given activities to amuse them.

Remember it is a long and tiring day for them, and tired children do not often behave well – unless they are asleep.

However, in reality children are not used to wearing suits and decorative dresses.  Parents often let them do what they want to so they can enjoy themselves.  Activities you may have planned to distract them for hours may have bored them in minutes.

9c0dc0_7ab2d235331a4f80883cdb113d2b6028~mv2_d_3024_3024_s_4_2So it is important to be realistic in your expectations of children at weddings.

By all means involve them if you want to or if you feel obliged to due to family connections.

But be prepared for anything to happen, and don’t be disappointed if they don’t behave as you planned or hoped.

If you are particularly concerned, it is quite acceptable to not allow any children at your wedding.

Alternatively, you may allow them to attend the ceremony but then ask they be taken home before the reception commences.  It may also be an option to arrange child-minding, either by willing relatives or paid experts like the Event Nannies.

Learn more about weddings at Marybrooke

Marybrooke Manor hosts memorable weddings

Just a short drive through the majestic Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges sits our Tudor style mansion, an ideal venue for a wedding celebration.

With majestic gardens for a ceremony and photographs,

an elegant reception room,

a relaxing wine garden and cosy bar,

there are also 20 accommodation suites.

Your wedding can be exactly the celebration you always imagined. With great food, plenty of drinks, lots of socialising and dancing before guests retire to their accommodation suites only to gather again for breakfast the next morning.

You can be confident the team at Marybrooke Manor understand it’s the little things that make your day unique and unforgettable. With years of experience in the hospitality industry, a passion for hosting weddings and immense pride in the Manor, our expert staff can assist with practical help to plan and personalise your big day to make it the special wedding you always dreamed of.  Nothing is too much trouble.

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