We're getting married in June in Brooklyn - about 50 peeps, lovely restaurant with a small garden to ourselves. We're wondering about the kids: there'll be 6 (our nieces and nephews, 2 girls/4 boys) aged 5-12 and we're worried about how to keep them entertained for the 9-odd hours. Mine haven't met his before (I'm from the other side of the world). We don't want them getting bored, bugging their parents, who won't be able to enjoy themselves or decide to go home. We're concerned because we've seen this happen over and over again at other gatherings. The kids are very savvy and have every sort of Wii/iPod/insert gadget which I don't want them playing with at the wedding. They're not brats, we adore them, but would you have any ideas on how we can keep them busy and having fun? There'll be dancing and a photobooth which should help.
Appreciate your wise words and those of your readers!
Cheers from Sydney
PS Not a fan of bridal parties so none of them are flowergirls or that sort of thing.
Mkay. You want the kids to have a good time, but you're planning to take away their toys??*
I say set up a Wii ROOM, and hire a really fun babysitter who will keep them out of their parents' hair.
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*No boy in the history of weddings has ever gone out on the dance floor.