I've read a lot lately about people have kids-free receptions, and while that might be nice for some people, it just won't work for us. I kind of like the idea of having a fancy, formal reception without kids present, but at the same time, it wouldn't be us. We both love little kids, and neither one of us feel like it would be right to not have them present at our wedding. Kids bring so much happiness and fun to wherever they are, and heck, we're both kids at heart ourselves.Mr. T and I are both at points in our lives where our cousins and other family members are having babies and raising a family. To tell them they can't bring their babies and little kids, doesn't make sense for us. And it wouldn't be logical either. Almost everyone will be traveling from out of town, and they would either have to leave their kids at home, or at the hotel. I think that if we did that, most of them just wouldn't show up, because it wouldn't work out for them. And it just seems a little silly.
Our reception venue has kids' meals for only $7 so its not like it will be a burden on us to have them there. By early estimates, I believe we will have about 30 kids under the age of 12 at the wedding and reception. I plan on having them seated with their parents for dinner, but I'm also planning on having a separate kids table full of things to do for after dinner, to keep them occupied for the remainder of the reception. I've got grand ideas for fun activity bags instead of favors, and all sorts of good things for the table itself. We'll see how many of them actually come to life, but I do think it's pretty important. Here are a couple examples:
(source) - Activity books, to make not buy
(source) - Games to play
(source) - Candy Centerpiece
Etc, etc. There are so many different options, I just have to pick some, and remember not to spend too much money!Will there be little kids at your wedding?? If so, what are you doing for them? If not, how come?