Theme Thursday: Kid-Friendly Weddings

We love kids at The Dandelion Patch and think that they deserve to be included in your big day! Kids add so much fun and whimsy to your wedding, but they do require a little extra planning. Here are some of our favorite ideas for how to include the little ones in your life in your wedding…

If you and/or your future spouse have children already, make sure they feel included in the big day, this is their future family! A memorable way to do this is to include them in the ceremony, and of course, in your wedding photos.

Featured Below: Weddings with Zsa Zsa Bellagio / Wedding Party

Kids Photo

Little boys have traditionally been ring bearers in weddings. Don’t trust a youngster with your wedding ring? That’s okay! You can have them carry a hand painted sign/banner that says something along the lines of “here comes the bride!” Look at how cute this little charmer is!

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Ring Bearer

Flower girls are one of the cutest elements of any wedding. They look so beautiful in their little dresses! 

Featured Below: Brit + Co / PDB’s Etsy Shop Elizabeth Anne Designs

Flower Girls

A kid friendly table is an easy way to keep the children occupied during the reception. Have a few interactive activities for the kids too do when they are not eating and they’ll be happy! (Just make sure you have someone watching over the table, of course!)

Featured Below: Colin Cowie Weddings

Activity Book

Kids may not appreciate your sophisticated tastes just yet. Talk to your caterer about creating a kid’s menu if you expect to have children in attendance. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with the classics–peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, or (heart shaped) grilled cheese!

Featured Below: Pop Sugar

Kid Friendly Food

Another important menu item, kid-friendly drinks! We love a milk and cookie option for kids (or really fun adults) during the champagne toast. 

Featured Below: Wedding Chicks

Milk and Cookies

Kids are used to getting goodie bags at their friends’ birthday parties. Don’t leave them hanging on your big day! Kids will appreciate bubbles/confetti to help in your send off, any sweet treat, or something fun for them to do on their trip home.

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Thank you cookies

How did you include little ones in your wedding? We’d love to hear! Share with us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram/Pinterest @TheDandelionPatch for more wedding inspiration! 

-Jessica