Be Ready To Attend A Wedding With Your Child

It’s nearly time for wedding season to be upon us. And while we can’t wait to see our friend or family member get hitched, there is a lot of prep that needs to be done before you can attend the wedding. After all, you need to get a gift, make travel arrangements, and find an outfit for the big day. But if your child is invited to the do, there will be a ton of additional planning that needs to be done. After all, you want it to go as smoothly as possible. In fact, here are some things you need to do to be ready to attend a wedding with your child this season.

Get some activities together for your little one

It’s not as bad if you are going just for the evening of the wedding. After all, your kid is likely to be entertained by the disco. But if you are going all day, you need to ensure you take along a couple of things to keep your little one busy. Otherwise, your child is likely to get bored during the service and wedding breakfast. And then it will ruin the wedding for you. Therefore, take a book or two they can read during the service. And then take some colouring books that they use during the wedding breakfast. After all, they can then colour in in-between dishes and during the speeches. It’s also wise taking a blanket and a teddy if they are younger. That way, they have everything they need if they require a nap!


Find a suitable outfit for your child

It can take ages finding an outfit for you to wear for the big day. After all, you want to ensure you look great when it’s time for photos. But it can be even more challenging to find something suitable for your child. After all, you want to ensure it’s formal enough for a wedding. But you need them to be comfortable so that they don’t complain during the day. Look in stores and on websites to find outfits which tick all the boxes for your little one. You might be surprised to find a whole section of kids formal wear on a lot of sites. And remember to consider the weather before picking up an outfit. In fact, you might want to go for a number of layers so that they can make adjustments as necessary.

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Look into accommodation at the venue

When it’s just you and your partner going to a wedding, it’s easier to just drive home after the event. But when you have a kid with you, a room at the reception venue is ideal. For one thing, if your child needs a break from the celebrations, you or your partner can take them up there for a short while. And if they are ready to sleep, you and your other half can take it in turns to sit in the room with your child. Having a room saves you having to head home late at night too. After all, your youngster might be overtired to sit in the car for a long journey.


And remember to tell your kid about what happens at the event if it’s their first wedding! That way, they will be excited about the big day.