Children are always very cute at weddings. Especially at the moments of the wedding ceremony when they bear the rings to the bride and groom or scatter flower petals down the aisle. It looks beautiful and touching in wedding photos, but in reality, children can be difficult, distracting and too noisy. But this isn’t a reason not to invite couples with children. The host Maxim Kritsky told us how to provide for the little guests.
Organization: wedding studio Peony
Photo: Anastasia Belik
Organize a children's area
A place where kids can relax and have fun on their own is the perfect gift for their parents at your wedding. Together with the decorator, you can create an unusual design for the children's space, with the organizer — come up with entertainment, and with catering — prepare beautiful treats and drinks.
«As an event host, I believe that children should be taken to the event. And it's especially great when a couple has the opportunity to organize a children's space with entertainment and invite animators. Children won’t be bored and they will spend this time as luxuriously as adults. And maybe even have more fun than them!»
Photo: Lilia Gorlanova
Let your little guests become heroes of the celebration, such as, by unexpectedly letting them appear on the big screen.
«I always communicate with young guests like they are my peers. Children like it very much. Also, I try to use them in creative greetings. For example, sometimes I interview them before the event starts, and then in the middle of dinner, I show a video with them on the big screen to all the guests. As a rule, this always hits the target».
Maxim conducted one of these interviews at an event organized by TOP15MOSCOW in collaboration with the July Event wedding agency. The evening was dedicated to the children of wedding professionals who answered questions about their parents' work. The video was interesting and funny!
Videographer: Roman Khlyustov
Letting children be “like adults”
Congratulate the bride and groom, raise a glass of lemonade with everyone and speak into the microphone like adults. All these are possible and necessary for the little guests at the wedding! Let them take part in the interactions and have fun with you, and this will be remembered by the little ones for many years.
«Sometimes children even act as the jury for the entertainment program that I put on at the event. They can do this with adults, simply because I don’t categorize guests. All guests at the celebration have a common goal — to have a good time, chat, dance and enjoy dinner, and that’s why I try not to interfere with them».
Photo: Mikhail Moon