How Can I Make My Wedding More Kid-Friendly?

Approximately 44,230 weddings take place every weekend in the U.S. and while many of these weddings have only adult guests, many more weddings have both adults and kids in attendance.

With spring just around the corner, many New Jersey couples will be preparing for their big wedding days and if you haven’t already thought about it, it can be helpful to think about how to make your wedding as enjoyable for your younger guests as for the adults.

Below are a few ways you can help make your wedding more kid-friendly to keep the little ones in your life (and your friends' lives) as entertained as the rest of your guests.

Have an early wedding

Couples who want a long afterparty often have their weddings in the mid to late afternoon so they can dance the night away at their reception. However, kids can easily become upset and cranky when they're kept up late.

To help keep your little guests happy (and to keep them from frustrating their parents) consider having your wedding in the morning or early afternoon. Not only will this time of day work better for everyone, but the sunlight will also be on your side for the wedding photos.

Set out kid-friendly games

There's a reason restaurants have kid-friendly games on the placemats for children. Consider making your own wedding-themed games on the placemats of your smaller guests at the reception so they can feel entertained while waiting for food.

What's more, if your wedding is outside, it may be a fun idea to create a separate play area for the kids. This will ensure both the adults and the little ones will have a blast.

Let your DJ entertainment know it's a kid-friendly wedding

When hiring a NJ wedding DJ it's important to let them know which songs you'd prefer were played and which ones you'd like kept off the set list. A professional DJ service will create a custom DJ package just for you that will have songs both adults and kids will enjoy rocking out to on the dancefloor.

What's more, when your NJ wedding DJ knows it's a kid-friendly wedding, you won't have to worry which songs would and wouldn't offend the older crowd as well.

A professional DJ company can be just what your wedding needs to light up your reception. For more information on DJ entertainment in the NJ area, contact Blanc Noir today.