Having the cute little boys and girls gracing your wedding is such an honor. They make your day even more beautiful and fun. However, if you have interacted with children, then you should know how unpredictable they can be. You do not want a sudden change of moods at the middle of your wedding. It can be overwhelming for them especially in front of so many people and have a meltdown. But there is a way you can keep the kids happy and focused with their roles. Here are the tips:
- Create a Relationship
After picking the girls and boys for your wedding, the next step is that you need to create an easy relationship with them. They need to get used to seeing you. Also, you need to explain to them in simple terms what they will be doing at your wedding. You can start by going out on play dates, inviting them to the bridal shower or going cake tasting together. You can excite them by watching wedding shows together to further make them understand what exactly it is they will be doing.
- Go Shopping Together
To build trust and relationship with the kids you can go out shopping for their outfits. You can go with the girls to the flower girl dresses shop and guide her to pick the dress of her choice. Same for the Paige boy, you can help him pick his outfit. This will further cement the relationship between you and the kids. They will be happy to know that you care and like their choices.
- Practice and Rehearsals
Have the kids wear their outfits and practice walking down the aisle as they do their roles. You can have the bridesmaids and a few other people to cheer them up. Encourage and teach them what they need to do. Give them small gifts, such as kid’s favorite snacks if they are doing well. This will make them happy and motivate them to do well. At the rehearsals let them interact with the bridal party so that they will be familiar with them during the wedding day. You can practice together a few more times.
- Give Them Gifts
Kids love being appreciated for a job well done. Remember to give them a few gifts here and there. If you cannot go shopping with them or shopping for dresses online, ensure it is something the kids will love. You do not have to spend a fortune to make them happy. For instance when shopping for the flower girls dress, consider picking a great lovely dress. There are cheap flower girl dresses that are very gorgeous. If possible you buy accessories for her to match with the dress. Same case for the Paige boys.
- Well Fed
Before the wedding starts, ensure that the kids are properly fed and napped. If possible feed them with their favorite snacks. This is to create a comfortable and happy environment for them.
Dealing with little kids is not easy, especially if you have tasked them with a role at your wedding. However, you can reverse that and have a great time together. Create fun activities for them and you will not worry of getting a meltdown.