Look after your little guests, too!
We all know that children, even when on their best behaviour, get very bored at weddings as it is a long day for them.
Young guests may disrupt the quieter times such as ceremony, meal and speeches if not kept entertained.
So we asked Nikki Lacey, Director of Artfull Splodgers, for her tips on keeping your little guests entertained.
“Children can get irritable and hungry waiting for their meal but by providing a buffet meal on a children’s table, not only will you save money on expensive meals but it will be a great hit as they love party food!” explained Nikki.
“Another lovely touch are activity bags on the kids table and are very welcome.”
“Budget for a couple of hours children’s entertainment especially through the wedding breakfast and speeches. This allows your adult guests to relax and focus on you, knowing their little ones are happy and being safely looked after.”
“A crèche facility/play area supplies lots of activities for all age groups from newborn to12 years old. A crèche is fully supervised by qualified staff who can supervise the children’s meal, entertain and even offer babysitting services until late in the evening.
This allows the parents to relax and enjoy the wedding and most importantly, if the bride and groom have children, they can just enjoy being the bride and groom for a few hours knowing their child(ren) are being cared for and having fun.”
Other types of children’s entertainment suitable for weddings include magicians, clowns, bouncy castles, outdoor games, supervised play areas, crèche facility just to name a few.
Different entertainers offer a variety of services, clowns and magicians can only keep the children as long as the children are interested they will not be able to be responsible for the children therefore an adult may need to stay.
You can also just hire nannies for the day to care for the children as and when needed.
When hiring any children’s entertainer ensure they are:
Enhanced CRB checked, First aid trained, Insured, Qualified to work with children, Ofsted registered (crèche)
Flexible on the day to stay on if things run late.
Artfull Splodgers, Award winning mobile wedding crèche, 01245 225841, http://www.artfullsplodgers.com