Inviting children to your destination wedding in the Bahamas is a great opportunity for them and you. A ceremonial union of love illustrates the value of making a life-long commitment to ensure fellowship in the future. It also helps youths understand the joys of companionship and how two people’s ability to cooperate helps them reach both short and long-term goals together.
Aside from the cute factor at weddings, kids are also natural comedians, and their playful behaviors are often the source of many great wedding memories. Regardless of age, children enliven the spirit of a wedding celebration with their instinctive desire to always have fun.
You can include children of all ages in your destination wedding in the Bahamas. Here are some ideas from our licensed wedding planner, Anne Marie Williams:
- Flower Girl or Ring Bearer, for children 3 to 7 years old
- Junior Bridesmaids or Junior Groomsmen, for children 8 to 18 years old
- Ushers, to help guests to their seats before the ceremony
- Task Masters:
- Hand out wedding programs
- Distribute bird seed or bubble bottles
- Greet arriving guests
- Help direct guests to the ceremony location
- Personal item keeper – like your purse, glasses or cell phones
- Babysitter for young children who have decided to misbehave or are unable to attend the ceremony with their parents
Kids might require special dining needs, like a menu with chicken nuggets or use of plastic dinner wear; but those requests are an easy add to the wedding reception. Be sure to ask parents if their child requires a highchair or booster seat so Anne Marie can make necessary arrangements. She also suggests mixing the ages of kids at tables so there is some hierarchy to reduce misbehavior.
Having Fun Before & After Your Ceremony
Planning activities for young guests attending your destination wedding in the Bahamas is a great way to also provide adults with a reason to relax, play games, and act a little silly. The Bahamas is very kid-friendly, and you won’t be looking for things to do that brings a smile to everyone’s face.
Many of the large resorts in the Bahamas provide kid clubs, arcades, craft centers, and playgrounds. There are also several water parks with age-appropriate sections. Nassau is home to several museums, parks, historic forts, and gardens. And there are also businesses that offers horseback riding on the beach, offshore fishing, swimming with dolphins, and videogaming.
Anne Marie can help you book some group outings for the entire family or recommend some activities for just the kids.
Contact Anne Marie at Weddings in the Bahamas to discuss your destination wedding that includes families with children toll free at 1-877-232-5854.