By Laura Oldfield, Jun 19 2017 03:00PM
Planning a wedding is a stressful process, but the day shouldn’t be! A well-planned and well- organised wedding should run like clockwork and let the happy couple enjoy every moment of it and give all the guests a day to remember. However, bored kids + weddings = trouble!
Kids have the special knack of making a noise at the wrong time, or interrupting some vital process and it can cause a lot of stress for the bride and groom and the parents. Thankfully, the solution is easy – just have a few entertainers to help out at key moments and all those problems will just disappear.
Happy kids = happy and relaxed parents
This is true at all times, and especially at weddings or big events. Weddings are tricky for our little ones, as they are long days when stress and emotions can run high and following the rules is important. Don’t get angry with them for not toeing the line - leave it to the professionals to ease you through those potential problems and make the day as good for the children as for the rest of the guests.
So when should I use entertainers?
Well of course that’s up to you and depends on the structure of the day, as well as your budget. In our experience, the times when entertainers really come into their own is during the cocktail reception, meals and speeches.
You can start the reception with an hour of entertainment, immediately after the ceremony, to burn some energy and let the guests mingle and congratulate the happy couple. Then have entertainers on hand for a few hours during the dinner and speeches, so guests can eat in peace, while the kids have a great time.
However, we can also create a dedicated kids area and be on hand throughout the day to leave you feeling relaxed and the parents free to enjoy the wedding. Discuss your needs with us and we can find a solution to fit.
Three Tips for Children’s Entertainers at your wedding
1. Involve your entertainers into the plan for the wedding and let them know where they fit in. Make sure you discuss with them if you need quiet activities at certain times, or if there is a separate space for the kids and entertainers so they can make some noise.
2. Decide if you need childcare too – Entertainers are not childminders and young children need parental supervision and help with things like trips to the toilet. If there are a lot of young children and you want the parents to be totally free, consider getting a childminder as well as entertainers.
3. Look at your venue and consider the kids – Think about where the kids and entertainers can be located and whether you want a special kids’ corner for the whole wedding, or just a few hours of entertainment. If the kids are very constrained in the venue, then you will need more support than if they have lots of space and freedom to run around. Is there a small room which could be a dedicated kid’s area with a childminder and an entertainer? This should be part of the planning process.
The team at Kids Parties Spain are experienced, organised and professional entertainers who can create magical experiences for children of all ages. We work with wedding planners, venues and couples to add entertainment into weddings in just the right way to complement your special day. We can provide garden giant games, jugglers, stilt walker, princesses, magicians, electronic rides, superheroes, break-dancers, fire show, mascot visits, aerialists, clowns and much more. Please get in touch with us and we can find the perfect solution for you.