So for Day 2 of my 31Day blogging challenge, I'd like to talk about kids at weddings, and why I am firmly in the pro camp.
You typically hear a few different arguments for not having kids at weddings. They’re loud, they may cry, and they can ruin the formality of the event.
The first and second cannot be disputed. Kids do, in fact, have a tendency to be loud, and often at unpredictable moments. A baby may cry during wedding vows, and an older child might scream during toasts. On the other hand, an adult guest may have their phone go off during your vows, and drunkenly shout during toasts. One thing I’ve learned is that at a wedding, age is rarely a predictor of bad behavior!
And sure, if you’re having a black-tie, evening wedding, children may feel out of place, because you wouldn’t expect to go to a black-tie, evening non-wedding affair and see children. In that case, I get it.
But here’s the thing. Weddings are about the blending of families and the creating of a brand new one. There really is no better reminder of the creating of new families than little ones.
And another thing: I constantly hear from brides about how they want to see their guests dancing. Kids? They love to dance. They’ll be the first ones out on the floor (see above) and some of the last ones to leave.
And lastly, flower girls. I rest my case.