How to Have Calm & Happy Kids at Your Wedding
“Tarquin! Stop shoving those flowers down your underpants!”
“Mercedes – stop punching that Cellist!”
Kids – you can’t live with them, and you can’t lock them in a room, secretly move house, and change your name via Deed pool to avoid them finding you again.
Are you worried about the kids wrecking your big day?
Concerned about them knocking decorations and elderly relatives over as they dart around, off their faces on sugar?
You’re not alone.
Kids are a MAJOR problem for many brides and grooms.
It gets worse though because the one thing they’re going to do – the thing that they are ABSOLUTELY SURE is going to ease this worry…
…is going to make it far, far worse…
You see, most couples, when worrying about kids on their wedding day, go overboard. They throw a LOAD of different things at them in the hope that it will keep them quiet so they can enjoy their day.
This sounds like a good approach, but it’s not. It overloads them and makes them go crazy, as they try to do everything, as fast as they can
Much better to sit down and consider what you’re worried about.
“I’m worried about kids ruining my wedding day!!!”
Yeah, but what SPECIFICALLY are you worried about?
Are you worried about them being restless during the wedding breakfast? Ruining the calm and tranquil vibe to the after-the-ceremony period? Are you wanting them out of the way in the gap between the breakfast and the evening do? (I hear Argentina is lovely this time of year)
What are you REALLY worried about? Get specific.
Once you know what you’re worried about, NOW you can start thinking about solutions.
Look at your worry again.
Now, what do you WANT to happen instead?
Again, get SPECIFIC.
Now you have a clear vision of what you want, and when you want it, WHAT can you do to help make it happen?
Brainstorm ideas. Get other people involved. Tell them your SPECIFIC worry or problem and see what they think.
Solutions don’t have to be expensive.
You don’t have to hire Mr Tumble, a 2000 square foot bouncy castle and fill a room full of golden XBox’s to keep 3 kids happy.
Create a treasure hunt. Pay one of the older kids to run a mini sports day while the adults chill in the bar area.
It’s not about having lots of things – it’s about having the few, specific, PERFECT things.
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