FAQs and expert advice about crèche services & babysitting

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Kent Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourkent.wedding


That's entertainment

That's entertainment

Q. How do we prevent our flowergirls becoming bored, while still having them be part of the action?

A. Samantha Adams says: Keep things fun for them! Practice posing and smiley faces with the flowergirls to keep them entertained and photo ready. Assign a dedicated person to look after them, and ensure that they're never bored by providing easy go-to activities, such as sticker books and wedding specific colouring packs for those times when there's likely to be some waiting around.

Samantha Adams, The Wedding Creche Company


Keeping the kid content

Keeping the kid content

Q. How to keep the kids entertained...

A. Carole Cassidy says: Make sure there's plenty for your mini guests to do. You could provide age appropriate bright, colourful and interesting toys, games, art and craft activities. Be sure to bring along more than you'll ever need, as this will help to avoid boredom.

For older children you could set up a themed activity following the photographs, such as a mini sports day, treasure hunt, I Spy or word search sheets. We can provide giant 4 In A Row, Jenga, Space Hoppers, and a few other outdoor games on a beautiful day. A themed activity could be related to the venue. For example, if you're getting married in a castle, you could make prince and princess crowns, and have a tipi set up as the castle. Supply the children with party bags, containing items such as bubbles and plenty to do.

Alternatively, for teenagers, DVDs and games consoles are a great idea. Or at the other end of the age spectrum, babies and toddlers enjoy a soft play or cosy area filled with age appropriate toys, where they can nap if they need to.

If you have a number of little ones on the guest list, why not hire a creche company to take the worry of keeping them occupied completely out of your hands. Meet with your chosen childcare provider prior to the big day to discuss your expectations, as well as what they can provide. This is also important as it means you'll get to know at least one member of staff attending ahead of time.

Carole Cassidy, Carousel Creche Company

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