Some wedding hosts aren’t shy about discouraging children from attending the event. Other hosts aren’t willing to expressly discourage children – instead hoping that word of mouth will be sufficient to prevent anyone under 12years-old from attending. However, if you WANT children at your event, add it to the invitation. In fact, don’t be shy about sending the kids their very own invitations.
A children’s invitation is a great way to get an entire family excited to welcome someone new into the family. Of course you can simply send the kids the same invitations that all the adults will receive, or you can create a special invitation specifically for the kids. Thankfully, these kid’s invitations don’t have to come with the same cost of the typical personalized, engraved invitation. You can find a few fun, colorful cards and send the kids their very own wedding invite.
If you really want the entire family to join in on the fun, consider inviting dogs to the wedding. Of course this means having permission by the church, hall, or reception center. For the couple getting married, a dog might be an important member of the family to attend – so why not invite everyone’s dog to join in on the fun.
Of course if you specifically invite kids and pets to a wedding, you should work with your caterer to provide the right kind of food. While the dogs might not mind scarfing down roasted chicken and rice pilaf, the kids might prefer chicken nuggets and pizza. Parents will be especially appreciative if you add kid-friendly foods that are healthy — like an organic, whole wheat pizza.
If you want your wedding to be an all-inclusive, family friendly event, then don’t hesitate to make some innovative choices to make everyone feel welcome. While a formal event might at first seem ideal, a wedding filled with the laughter of children and barking of dogs could be memorable and fulfilling for the hosts and the guests.