If you’re going to have kids at the wedding, the number one thing to remember is to just RELAX, and understand well, ummm there are going to be kids at the wedding. Most parents will be diligent about keeping their little tikes in line. You certainly don’t have to provide a daycare or anything for that matter, but I presume if you’re reading this article, you’re probably the kind of gal that wants to figure out some ideas to entertain your little guests.

Below is a list of unique wedding ideas to keep all your little kids entertained at your wedding, so you can enjoy the day with very little interruption.

1. Have a Kid attendant, or several for that matter. This is a perfect job for the teenagers, that would love to be part of your wedding. A lot of teenagers babysit anyway, so they will be used to keeping them occupied. Having a couple, rotating in shifts, will make sure they can also get involved in the more grown up activities.

2. Have a special play room monitored by the Kid attendant. Don’t have a play room area? Then create a special corner for kid activities. One idea, that I think makes this work even better, is to have a couple corners with separate age divisions, with age appropriate activities.

3. “Professional Kid Photographers” – Have groups of kids separated and with Group Leaders, that help them take pictures to capture the wedding day from their viewpoint. Later take these photos and make a special “Wedding from the Kid’s View” scrapbook.

4. Bubbles – Utilize your Kids attendants to have a special bubble line. This could be a special dance or entrance that the kids provide the bubbles. The Kids attendants will have their group of kids to help stay organized.

5. Have a little larger budget for kid activities? Hire a clown or entertainer that keeps the little ones preoccupied in their activity room. Have movies playing, music, and crafts. This also lets mom and dad enjoy the wedding, while the entertainer and the Kids attendants enjoy their own day of fun.

6. I’ll throw this obvious one in here, but have a craft table. This seems to be one that a lot of people gravitate towards. Just keep in mind the activities should be non-mess as possible. Now back to the more unique ideas.

7. And my personal favorite. Have your wedding at a ZOO. The photo opportunities are amazing, and nothing says fun, for the kid in all of us, than a Zoo.

Kids can keep things interesting for sure, and there may be an outburst or two, but you can also count on them providing a tearful memory and plenty of smiles, as you celebrate your special day. So if you’re going to have kids at your wedding, expect the unexpected, do your best to have some options, and let your designated Kid attendants handle the rest.

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Outrageous Wedding Reception Entertainment

To truly create a buzz at your wedding, discuss with your partner and wedding planner some unique wedding entertainment ideas. You don’t have to have a ho hum boring wedding. Weddings no longer have to follow a particular format and can incorporate your personality and interests as a couple. By choosing to have wedding reception entertainment that is unique, will have your guests talking and about your wedding day for years to come.

By choosing to have a themed wedding, could allow many options for hiring and selection the wedding entertainment. For example if you have a barn wedding reception, you could have decorations that incorporate haystacks and entertainment which includes, mechanical bull riding, and for the kids some barn yard animals. Perhaps even animal rides and don’t forget the all important line dancing.

Other unique wedding entertainment ideas could be the hiring of photo booth to allow guests to take some candid shots of them-selves throughout the evening. You could also keep copies of all the photos for your wedding album. A caricature artist is another truly unique idea. What better than to have a couples caricature drawn on the night.

Another theme you might consider is a medieval carnival complete with clowns, mimes, jugglers, fire blowers and more. You could also hire a hot air balloon to take your guests up on a magical ride. Imagine the romantic and spectacular photos opportunities you could have with a medieval carnival. Trapeze performers are another authentic touch. How much fun would your guests have at a wedding that has so much to offer in entertainment? Of course, there are many whose budget would not allow for this sort of extravagance. Some of these ideas are best suited for all day affairs to get maximum enjoyment and as to not compromise certain wedding formalities.

For the more traditional bride and groom, you could hire a magician or comedian to entertain in between dance sets and wedding formalities. Don’t be afraid to incorporate a little culture into the wedding. For a Middle Eastern inspired wedding, hire a belly dancer, or for a New Zealand wedding, perhaps you could hire performers to perform the Hakka. A Hawaiian wedding could incorporate a Luau and Hawaiian dancers.

Spicing up your wedding celebrations could be a simple as incorporating an interesting theme for the day. There is no hard and fast rule to say that the wedding entertainment needs to be confined to wedding music and to the stage. The possibilities are endless. Your wedding entertainment can incorporate your interests and you as a couple. Here are just some ideas to get you started, some more outlandish and others more conservative. Be open minded and you could create a truly magical experience for both you and your guests. But whatever you choose do not the most important ingredient. Have fun on the day!

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