Getting married in the fall is one of the most amazing experiences that you can ask for. Having that wedding outdoors can be even more fun, as you are getting the pleasure of enjoying a picturesque setting. Church weddings or weddings in famous halls can be great, but having them outdoors is even more special. Sharing your vows and having all your friends present in a beautiful garden or resort can be truly delightful. Chances are the wedding will cost less this way as well, which can be a great help in the short and medium term in terms of family financing.
The matter of setting up activities for kids also becomes easier when you are outdoors. After all, you do not want kids running around in a church or a wedding hall. They might damage something and they will make a lot more noticeable noise. However, if the wedding is outdoors you can always arrange stuff for them to do.
Kids are happy as long as they are entertained. You are going to want to set up games for them to play. Depending on how old they are, you might want to pick different games. Sometimes you can have kids board games set up on the lawn, so that they can play with each other and interact while not disturbing the wedding.
If there is a lawn that is large and nearby, and it is safe, you can send the kids there with someone to supervise them. This way they can play a small sports game or something like capture the flag or hide and seek. These games are going to keep them very happy, and chances are they will tire the kids out too. Once the kids are tired they will be more content to sit quietly and rest and enjoy the wedding. If you end up having your wedding at an venue where an indoor option is allowed as well, you might even be able to set up a different room where appropriate movies are playing. Is Halloween near the big day? Play ‘Hocus Pocus” or something along those lines! This is a good way for kids who are tired of playing around to relax yet still be entertained while the “big kids” have fun. Another great halloween/kids’ activity would be to have a bunch of small pumpkins that they can decorate with non-messy materials such as stickers. If there are markers (washable, of course!) around that have a chance of getting on clothing, have spare t-shirts around to avoid unhappy parents.
You can also have the kids play a sport. Playing a bit of soccer or American football may be a good idea. Soccer is a good sport that will have them running around, and everyone loves to play American football. Sometimes, if you do not want them running around too much, you can also get them to play easy sitting down games. They can play charades with each other. That is a game where you have to give clues to a particular movie or book and the other people have to guess. That can be time consuming and a lot of fun. It will keep them occupied.
Having the wedding outdoors is great, and the children will really appreciate it as well. They will not have to be stuck in a boring room or church where they have nothing to do. This way they can run around, play, have fun and not be a disturbance to everyone else during the ceremony or during the pre/post ceremony events. You can also relax and rest easy, knowing no one is bored and the kids are having fun.
Weddings are stressful occasions at the best of times, so be sure to plan ahead. You want a list of activities prepared well in advance, as well as any equipment you may need for those activities. Stake out the area too and decide which games will be safe and which the kids can play without creating any problems. This way, you can immediately set off the kids and tell them what their options are. They can decide what sounds the most appealing and whoever is going to supervise them can take them away. Just double check the surrounding area to make sure it is safe and no one can get lost.