How Do You Include Kids in a Wedding?

How do you include kids in your wedding? When it comes to your special day, there is so much that needs to be planned that it can be easy to forget the most important (yet littlest) people in your life. Join Jaques of London, as we look at some of the best ways to make sure that your wedding day goes off without a hitch, with the smiles of children creating the backdrop to a perfect and unforgettable time. So, how do you include children in a wedding ceremony? Let’s set our budget, collect the RSVPs, and make sure that, when it comes to your wedding day, guests of all ages can revel in the romantic union.


What Role Can Children Play in a Wedding?


Bring them into the Ceremony – Mentioning your child’s name during the big speech is a fantastic way to make them feel involved in the wedding. Manage to do it in a way that draws adoring looks from your older guests, and they are sure to remember the big day with as much pride as the bride and groom. A memory, a joke, or just a nod to how happy you are to have them with you; nothing makes a kid feel wedding day wonder quite like a nuptial name drop.


Page Boys and Flower Girls – Add that all important cute factor to your wedding day with page boys and flower girls adorning the aisle. Of course, dressing up is half of the fun. Making the little ones feel important on your special day is the best way to include them in your wedding celebrations, so be sure to highlight how magnificent they look. Whether angelic dresses or princely bowties, your wedding is sure to add a touch of adorableness with page boys and flower girls in tow.


What Part Do Children Play in a Marriage?


Bridesmaids and Groomsmen – What would a wedding be without the need to keep bridesmaids and groomsmen happy? From wedding venues to dress choices, you are sure to be overwhelmed with opinions during the lead up to your big day. So, why not kill two birds with one stone and shrink your bridesmaids and groomsmen down to size. Giving these vital roles to children makes for charming and ever so slightly adorable photo pictures. So, include your kids in the wedding day with the biggest job of all. They say never work with animals or children, but we think this is one of the best exceptions to the rule.


Big Day Duties – No matter the task, all kids love to feel involved. With celebratory festivities in full flow, there is no better time to make the most of your matrimonial minis. Let your infant invitees know that they are to be primed throughout the day for all important tasks. A small thanks at the end will also go a long way to letting them know that they did their job well and that they helped to make the day so memorable and special.


Family Games – Whatever the setting for your wedding, playing family games is a fun and all-inclusive way to make sure that the kids feel included at any wedding. Whether inside or out, Jaques are hosts to some of the best family games for adults and children. Of course, when it comes to the big day, there is no reason to do things by halves, so why not go giant when it comes to keeping the kids happy at your wedding?

Check out these Jaques favourite to turn your big day into an even bigger one.

Giant Dominoes

Giant Jenga Tumble Towers

Giant Snakes & Ladders

Giant Backgammon Set


Commemorative Gifts – Tradition meets happy faces, with the gift giving glee of a commemorative item for your child. Forget wedding favours, we are talking bigger and better than sugared almonds. If a child could answer how to involve them on the wedding day, they are sure to suggest a little prize for their efforts.  Engraved bracelets and watches always make for special keepsakes and, of course, if all else fails, we understand that kids love toys… who knew.


Wedding Activity Packs – What do you do when all the wedding roles have been taken and there are kids waiting for something to do? Fortunately, Jaques have taken to the Mini Minds Hub to bring you the very best in children’s activities for your big day. Our Free Wedding Day Activity Pack for Kids means that the kids will busy with colouring, word searches, I spy, mazes, and more keeping them smiling with glee well beyond the catching of the bouquet.


With so many activities and duties to take part in, it is easy to see that our children can not only play an important role in the wedding day, but can make it even more memorable for every guest involved. So, the next time you ask, ‘How Do You Include Kids in a Wedding?’, look no further than Jaques of London.

Kate Luke
Head Of Brand
After graduating with a 2.1 Music degree, Kate pursued a career in the Music Industry, becoming a professional West End vocalist and a fully qualified Music Teacher, School Choir Leader and Songwriter. As one of Jaques of London’s Creative Editors, her specialism surrounds building confidence and expression through music & play—drawing upon her qualifications in Music Psychology & Child Development. As well as this, she is an accomplished blog writer and published journalist who enjoys promoting the importance of Montessori learning for all ages.
Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.
Jess Casson
Marketing Assistant
Jess graduated from the University of York in 2022 with a degree in Sociology and Criminology; kickstarting her career in the creative marketing industry through content creation and social media management. One of these roles involved creating content for a children's holiday camp, which alongside a knowledge of Montessori Teaching, formed an interest in childhood development. Utilising her expertise in both these fields has allowed her to promote and share her passions with the online community while exploring her talent for writing and establishing collaborations.
Laura Henderson
Interior Designer
Interior Designer, Laura Henderson, lives in Surrey with her husband and two daughters. Taking a timeless approach to her designs and drawing on her love of colour, antiques, art, modernist furniture and photography she delivers luxurious compositions and peaceful sanctuaries within every space. Her previous experience in furniture design plays an integral role in the development of each of her projects, as does the time she spends getting to know her clients. She uses this to achieve beautiful, practical, reimagined layouts, resulting in projects that enhance a client’s lifestyle, reflecting their individual passions. To learn more see her website

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