A Complete-With-Kids Wedding Guide

So many couples today are in closely bonded family relationships and are more than happy with their lot. When a family happens early on in the relationship, it can become the glue that binds the couple in the very best way. Of course, an early arrival of a child might put those thoughts of a formal wedding off. Then comes a second and even a third child!

Formal marriage and weddings aren’t essential in life to raise your children and enjoy the love a family unit offers. But if you had always hoped to walk down the aisle and wear a fabulous gown at some point in your life, then why not do it now? Celebrating your relationship as a family can be much more special when your kids are there to enjoy it with you. I can’t think of any better witnesses to your love and commitment as a couple.

Getting The Kids Involved

This might be a special day to formally recognise the love between Mum and Dad, but that doesn’t mean the kids can’t help make some of the important decisions. Start with the venue. Where you have your wedding might determine the number of guests, the menu, and even the type of reception you have. You might all like the idea of an elegant mansion like Clevedon Hall so you can all stay the night in luxury bedrooms. You don’t have to commit to one venue. You might choose to marry in a chapel or registry office and then enjoy a larger space for the reception.

Kids Dressed Up

One of the most important parts of any wedding day is the outfits. Getting the kids dressed up can be a delight as well as a challenge. Not all children like formal clothing, so you might need to find alternative options for the fussy dresser. If your children are anything like mine, they’ll be keen to run around and play regardless of how formal the occasion! Buying rather than hiring the outfits is a must. You might want to get your photo sessions done earlier in the day too!

Fun For The Kids

Your children will be aware that this is Mum and Dad’s big day, but they’ll still be keen to have a share of the fun. Why not hire a limo or even horse-drawn carriage to get you all to the venue? Children love fun car rides. If you think guests might bring gifts on the day, why not get the kids a gift or two each? After all, this is a family occasion, and they are the biggest part of your relationship. Finally, consider some fun foods for the children to choose as well as your formal wedding meal.

Roles For Your Children

There are plenty of formal roles your children could undertake on the day. Bridesmaids and page boys are the obvious choices. Why not ask your teen to give you away? And what creative child can resist being the chief videographer for your event? If you’ve decided to finally tie the knot, why not get your children involved?



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  1. December 12, 2017 / 12:31 am

    This is a great tips for marriage couple! I would also apply this someday. I love the hairstyle and the family photo. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tips! great photos too!

    • Laura Dove
      December 12, 2017 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you for reading Sabrina! xx

  2. Tim Holman
    December 12, 2017 / 4:04 am

    It’s a great idea to have the kids dress up and play a part in the big day. Great post!

    • Laura Dove
      December 12, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Our children loved being a part of our wedding and it was so special to have them there. xx

  3. December 12, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    What a great idea! It will be a big day for the entire family. Kids will enjoy the occasion very well as they got a rare chance to attend their parents’ marriage. The venue and event should be filled with fun, entertainment which will boost your relationships as well.

    • Laura Dove
      December 12, 2017 / 3:55 pm

      We had our children at our wedding, my eldest was actually joint best man on the day! xx

  4. December 12, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Not long ago a friend got married for the second time. He has children from a previous marriage and it was the sweetest thing how they incorporated them into the ceremony. The girls had the prettiest twirly dresses that you could tell they felt extra special in! x

    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Ahh that’s so lovely! Lewis was best man at our wedding and Eva the flower girl, it was so special! xx

  5. December 12, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Absolutely a great idea! Helpful for couple with kids. This will be a big day not only for the couple but also for their young ones.

    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      We loved having the kids at our wedding, it made it all the more special!

  6. December 13, 2017 / 3:54 am

    Great ideas, indeed it is a great day not just for the couple but also for the kids. The Horse Carriage seems a cool idea to have fun and get involved in the celebrations.

    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2017 / 9:53 pm

      Yes! I really wish we had done that! xx

  7. December 13, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    I think that it is a lovely idea to get the kids involved and to make them part of your special day. It is important that the kids feel like they are included as much as possible x

    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      We loved having the children at our wedding, it was very special. xx

  8. December 15, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    it is always a wonderful to include kids in anything you do and a wedding with kids is perfect.

    • Laura Dove
      December 17, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      I agree, we loved having our kids there! xx

  9. December 16, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas. it is a great day not just for the couple but also for the kids. The Horse Carriage seems a cool idea to have fun and get involved in the celebrations.

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