Weddings are, naturally, all about the bride and groom, but very often there are younger people at the reception who are less interested in what’s going on. From a child’s point of view, there are a periods in a wedding day when nothing very exciting seems to be happening. The marriage ceremony itself is something many children haven’t seen before, so it’s new and interesting. But what usually happens next? The photographer will be asking for the bride and groom, the bride on her own, the groom and his best man, then the parents, brothers and sisters, the bridesmaids … and so on, leaving many children at a loose end.
Usually there is some form of meal, and hopefully the children have been catered for – literally! But then come the speeches. How many four- or five-year-olds want to listen to three or four grown-ups going on and on about stuff they don’t understand? And often there is a break between the wedding breakfast and the evening reception, when even more young children may arrive to join those already at the party.
A long wedding day can be quite a test for some children. Having a bunch of bored, often noisy children can sometimes take the shine off an otherwise perfect wedding day, but what can be done to keep these children as involved and happy as the grown-ups? Look no further, because each of these periods in the day can be made just as much fun for the children as the adults.
Other Wedding Packages
These are three of the most popular packages Magic Peter offers, but just like every other aspect of a wedding day, the children’s entertainment can be as unique or different as the bride and groom care to make it. For instance, Peter is happy to stroll amongst the guests making balloon models or performing informal magic for the children while the photographs are being taken. Or, at smaller weddings, he can provide a quiet, intimate magic show for a small number of children in one corner of the main hall. You may prefer to let Peter use his experience and skills where and when they are most appropriate by hiring him for a fixed length of time but with no brief.
Children’s entertainment at a wedding really is up to you, and almost anything is possible, dependent on the budget available and the venue for the reception. If you a date set, complete the enquiry form now and details can be firmed up once the date is booked.