Can We Have a Flower Girl and a Ring Bearer and Still Have an Adults-Only Reception?

Photo by Becca Lea Photography Choosing to have an adults-only wedding reception can be great, but it does pose one little problem: Does keeping kids off the guest list mean you’ve got to nix the flower girl and ring bearer? If you’ve got your heart set on sending a few tots down the aisle—but keeping…


Reformation’s Children’s Line Is About to Be a Wedding Party Game-Changer

reformation/Instagram Reformation has always been one of our favorite go-tos for everyday fashion, but now, it’s also a must-shop-now for all your wedding needs. Not only does the brand have a large selection of white dresses for the boho bride, but it also stocks countless cool-girl bridesmaid dresses for nearly every aesthetic and personal style.…


How Real Brides Involved Their Children in the Wedding Ceremony

Courtesy of Instagram/togetherjournal. Photo by Tim Kelly and Nadine Ellen. The rom-com fairy tale stereotype of “happily ever after” doesn’t leave much room for today’s modern and highly nuanced families. The traditional timeline goes: Boy meets girl, boy proposes, they throw a big wedding, they have kids, and then live happily ever after. But what…


Wedding Ideas to Make Your Day Extra Special for Those Extra-Small Guests

Courtesy of Instagram/brownpaperparcel A marriage is not only about the union of two people; many times, it’s about the blending of two families as well. For children and stepchildren, attending and having a part in their parents’ wedding can be an incredibly special and exciting time. For others, they may be a bit nervous or…


7 Things Only Former Flower Girls Know About Weddings

Jen Fariello They may be the tiniest bridal party attendant, but flower girls play a vital role in a wedding. Here, the lessons you learn after being a flower girl. 1. It may be the bride’s big day, but the flower girl receives her fair share of the glory. Before the bride saunters down the…


Brides Share How They Decided to (or Not to) Invite Children

Rachel Balunsat Photography To invite children to your wedding or not to invite children to your wedding? That is the question that pretty much every couple faces when planning their big day. The choice is entirely personal, and yet it dictates so much about a wedding, from the size to the theme to the vibe.…


Easy Ways to Keep Your Littlest Guests Entertained at an Outdoor Wedding

Our Labor Of Love You love kids — your nieces, nephews, your friends’ little ones — and couldn’t imagine not having them at your wedding. To make sure your youngest guests have a good time, plan some special activities and treats that’ll keep them occupied and happy. (Their parents will thank you, too.) Establish a…


Kids Gone Crazy: How to Handle Unruly Children at Your Wedding

Rachel Balunsat Photography You love children — you just don’t love hearing their high-pitched, ear-splitting screams while you’re trying to exchange your vows or through your maid-of-honor’s tear-inducing toast. There’s no doubt that “unruly children can have an impact on the wedding,” says Lyndsey Hamilton, owner of New York-based Lyndsey Hamilton Events. And, of course,…


How to Include Your Children in Blended Family Weddings

Rachel Balunsat Photography Blended families are not uncommon. At least half of the weddings I’ve planned involved couples who had at least one child coming into the new marriage with them. Most of the time, the kids are really excited about the wedding. One of my all-time favorite groups arrived wearing team shirts — there…


Want an Adults-Only Wedding, But It’s Just Not Possible? Follow These 3 Tricks to Lessen the Presence of Kids

Jess + Nate Studios Whether or not to include children on your wedding guest list is a personal decision that has to be made by each couple individually. Many couples love to have the little ones involved, and look forward to the pictures of chaos on the dance floor when the flower girls get twirling.…