2020年10月27日星期二

The most common mistakes when proposing marriage

 

The marriage proposal is just around the corner. Does it have to be planned or can everything happen spontaneously? Do you always need an engagement ring or is the promise of a future ring enough? And do you still have to tell your parents nowadays that you want to make an application? These and other questions are not easy to answer because everyone designs the marriage proposal differently. Some partners love the big fanfare in which all friends, relatives and parents are involved, some would rather have a whole private proposal, the moment just for themselves and their partner. formal dresses for women

If you want to propose marriage, you should know your partner inside out. Which jewelry does he like best? Which application would he be happy about? Which day is special for you guys? And does the whole thing have to be planned that big? We'll tell you and help you to avoid the worst mistakes with your marriage proposal!

It depends on the day

You want to propose to your partner because everything fits in the relationship. Valentine's Day, Christmas and New Year's Eve are days when many marriage proposals are made. It's really nice with family, friends and relatives. As a couple, you can then spend time with family or friends, celebrate and be celebrated together.

If you want, you can also choose a meaningful day for the relationship. The day you get to know each other, the first date or even the girlfriend's birthday are dates that will not be forgotten.

Sometimes it is worthwhile to make a spontaneous proposal, even if the day is irrelevant. If everything is right and the situation is perfect, this previously normal day now has a special meaning. So feel free to be spontaneous when your girlfriend is usually too, the situation is right and the proposal comes from the heart.


Marriage proposal without a ring: always a mistake?

Is an application without a ring generally a mistake? You're out and about with your girlfriend, maybe you've just climbed a mountain, enjoy the perfect view and there's nobody else to be seen far and wide. You spontaneously fall on your knees and propose to her. You had planned the application in the back of your mind, but the moment is so fitting that you don't want to let it slip by. Should it only fail because of the missing ring? Definitely not. Because if the proposal comes from the heart and is made at the right moment, such a proposal can become a unique memory even without an engagement ring.

Many couples later choose an engagement ring for the lady or matching rings for both of them. This also automatically avoids the problem that the ring might not please. You can rather choose in peace until you exactly meet the taste of the other.

Some couples do without the engagement ring and choose the wedding rings together So don't be disappointed if you don't have a ring to hand, but the situation is perfect. Let yourself go, because you can choose the engagement ring together later.

Marriage proposal with ring: does it really fit?

There are still many men who want to present a ring when proposing marriage. As a surprise, with shining eyes and with the symbol of the ring-on-your-finger. They feel that a proposal should not be made lightly and on a whim.

The fact is that many women like to be surprised with an engagement ring and even expect it. If you want to propose to your partner, you should allow yourself enough time and think at least half a year in advance about what you will need and of course get the ring. After all, an engagement ring doesn't fall from the sky and so it makes sense to browse the stores, look online and only after careful consideration get involved in the right ring.

It is of course also important to find out the ring size. Only then will the ring fit properly in the end. But how do you find out the size of your girlfriend's ring? After all, you can't go and measure, because then the surprise would be gone immediately.

The best thing to do is to check which ring your girlfriend wears most often on the corresponding finger and have it measured. Take it with you inconspicuously, have it measured and put it back again without being noticed. Anyone who is afraid that the future woman might notice the lack can now also order inexpensive ring knives on the Internet and measure the sample ring comfortably at home. So your loved one won't notice anything and you'll have a really fitting surprise later.

If the ring doesn’t fit despite everything, it’s a shame, but it’s not the end of the world either. It can be too big or too small, too wide or too narrow and therefore uncomfortable. No problem at all, because the jeweler you trust can help you. All you have to do is return the engagement ring to the jeweler or send it in and have it adjusted. So your girlfriend can finally present the ring to the world.


Who should please the ring?

It is just as exciting when choosing a ring . Once you've found the right ring size, it's time to choose the ring. If you've told too many people about the engagement, everyone may want to contribute to the cause.

Not infrequently sayings like "Red gold was not trendy in our time!", "Don't you think that gold would do better?", "Oh, you really want to choose a silver ring with THIS stone?" or "Look, it's much nicer!" You are faced with an important decision, because in the best case your partner wears the ring all his life, but you don't have to let yourself be talked about.

Family members or close friends in particular often feel the need to contribute to the planning. Often, however, the ring then becomes more expensive, your partner doesn't like it in the end or is more of what the parents or friends would have wished for then or now.

But it is your moment. You are looking for a ring for your partner with which you want to propose marriage and you should fully rely on your feelings. You know your partner best, you know what he likes and what he doesn't like and you will make the right decision regarding the ring.

You decide on the appearance of the ring, the stone and what budget you have set for it. Do not be confused when you have found a great ring. Getting tips from your best friend, mother or sister can sometimes be useful. They know the tastes of the future bride or groom and are available to answer any questions you may have.

But if you've already decided on a ring, stick with it. Experience has shown that rings that are discarded because the parents, friends or siblings have been listened to are not as well received as a ring you choose yourself.

Don't involve too many people in the organization

Friends, family and relatives are not only involved in the engagement, but also on many other occasions in the relationship. They all want to take part in the joyful event and offer advice and help. But sometimes that can be quite a challenge.

As the saying goes: too many cooks spoil the broth and so you should always weigh carefully who will be involved in the organization for the application. Otherwise the organization could quickly end in chaos, because everyone has good ideas that naturally want to be brought in.

Especially when it comes to the engagement, the engagement ring and the trimmings, it is important that you stick to what you already had in mind and that you can be sure that your girlfriend will like it. Tips and hints are welcome, but in the end it's about you as a couple and not about everyone else.

So one or the other relative who absolutely wanted to enforce his own dream of a marriage proposal may be astonishing. But in the end, everyone involved will understand that it is about you first and foremost. On the other hand, some ideas are really good and fit your ideas. So try to keep a cool head in any case and see the lively sympathy as positive, after all, it's all just well-intentioned advice.


Timely planning is everything

If you don't spontaneously fall on your knees in front of your loved one, you should allow enough time to organize everything around. If you plan six months in advance, you are well advised, because you can really think of everything. You should think about where, when and how in advance, maybe inform your parents and good friends and already have a few ideas in your head about which words are the right ones for your partner.

You can't believe how much time some things take up, because finding the right ring is not that easy. If you want to have it engraved, it will take time again, so half a year in advance is a good time for optimal planning.

A little tip for engraving: It is better not to have the date engraved in the engagement ring, because sometimes it changes spontaneously. Maybe the location wasn't vacant or the girlfriend was in bed with the flu. It is better not to have the engagement date engraved until it is fixed. In this way you can approach the matter in a relaxed manner because you are not fixed on a day.

If you want to rent a room and have friends, family and relatives with you when you apply, you should inform them and find a suitable place to apply. Most of the time, however, goes by finding the right words. So take enough time for everything. Try to have everything ready one week before the application so that you can start at any time. Small things can still be changed then.

It is also important not to rely too much on others. This is not about family or friends, but about the companies involved. Only set an engagement date when you already have the ring, not that the ring does not arrive, but everything is already organized. If you rent a room or have booked a table in the restaurant, it is better to call twice so that there are no misunderstandings and the appointment is confirmed again. Those who plan in good time and get rid of imponderables early on can start the big day confidently and enjoy it carefree. Because it gets exciting enough at the moment of truth.

Don't choose the wrong type of application

Many exciting marriage proposals are circulating on the Internet. There is the woman who goes on a scavenger hunt across the forest, has to follow clues again and again and at the end, surrounded by all of her friends, receives a marriage proposal from her loved one. Or the spontaneous marriage proposal in the shopping center, where dancers and a band were hired to surprise the loved one. Just as often there are marriage proposals at concerts where the loved one is brought on stage to get the proposal. The ideas are all good, no question about it. They are something special that you will remember for a long time, but it always depends on the bride.

If she doesn't like the hustle and bustle, would like to disappear into the crowd and is reluctant to be the center of attention, these exciting marriage proposals are nicely meant, but absolutely not suitable for her. You should know the partner to whom you are proposing marriage well so that the whole thing doesn't end in an unwanted situation. So the frame should be chosen according to the lady's preferences. Some just love intimate togetherness and prefer a romantic moment rather than the hustle and bustle.

You should also refrain from copying friends. Because even if your friends had a great idea to propose, the friend said yes or the engagement ring was so beautiful that you wanted it too, it remains the experience of another couple. Rather be individual and make the application something special for your partner.

You can find out more about how to do it right in our guide.

It is important to avoid conspicuous behavior

Nothing ruins the big surprise as quickly as conspicuously inconspicuous behavior. Otherwise, your partner will quickly notice that something is going on and sometimes it can end in an argument. It's best to pretend it's a perfectly normal day. Do not dress differently, do not be different, i.e. neither overly polite nor uninterested, but simply completely normal.

Also, in order not to spoil the surprise, you should neither leave your smartphone lying around nor tell too many people about it who could gossip. Especially if you have already decided on the day, but then do not choose it and ask all friends and relatives whether it worked or if you still want to congratulate your friend.

The best way to avoid unwanted messages and calls is to only announce the week and not the exact day, unless, of course, friends and relatives are involved. But even then they should act completely normal so as not to spoil the surprise. formal dresses with sleeves

Incidentally, the same applies to the preparation time. If you both use a computer together, it would be advisable to delete the history and cookies. Otherwise, specific advertisements for engagement rings or fateful word suggestions in the search engine can quickly spoil the surprise.





2020年10月21日星期三

Elopement - wedding in a small circle

 

Are you planning an intimate wedding for two or in a small group? Then you are right on trend with an elopement wedding! Anyone who opts for an elopement wedding can escape the stress of the wedding and celebrate either alone or in a small group with closest friends or family members. The big advantage is not only that the planning effort is significantly reduced, but the couple can also concentrate on themselves on the big day. In addition, an elopement wedding makes it possible to get married in the most remote travel destinations and to go easy on the wallet.

Elopement - a tradition becomes a new hype

The term "Eloping" or "Elopement" comes from English and means "burn through" in German. Elope, i.e. running away to get married, has gained massive popularity in recent years, but it is not a new phenomenon. Only the reasons for this have changed over the centuries and the term has undergone changes. Many today get married in secret to be alone, to enjoy the ceremony at romantic destinations, or simply to avoid the cost of a big wedding . cheap formal dresses


In the past, an elopement wedding was the only way for many couples to get married at all. The reasons for this were varied. It could be that the parents of the bride or groom did not agree to the marriage. Often - especially during the war or the Great Depression - there was no money for an official wedding or the couple had not yet reached marriageable age. For these reasons, the Scottish town of Gretna Green has achieved fame.

Burning through according to Gretna Green - a "hot" forged collar

From 1753 to 1970 you had to be 21 years old in England 1to marry without your parents' consent. In Scotland, on the other hand, the age for marriageability was 16 years and so many young couples fled across the English border to Scotland in order to be secretly married in nearby Gretha Green .

In Gretna Green, the couples were not married in a chapel, but the bond for the marriage was forged "over the anvil". For the weddings closed in the forge, it was necessary to sign a contract in front of witnesses. For business-minded residents of Gretna Green, the testimonies offered many opportunities for extra income.


Elopement today - the benefits

In fact, more and more millennials are considering an elopement wedding. But not only the young lovers have recognized the advantages of the intimate wedding. Many couples who are already entering into the covenant for the second time opt for an intimate wedding. The advantages are obvious.

Those who marry all by themselves do not have to worry about the ideas and expectations of others and can get married in a completely unconventional way. Even a wedding in the remotest corner of the world is possible and you are almost completely free in the choice of the location. Therefore, for many couples, the Elopement wedding is the perfect alternative to an opulent wedding on a grand scale.

Another factor that stands for Elopement Wedding is cost. With a large wedding, there are not only the costs for the wedding itself, including dress, suit, fees, etc. The expenses for the restaurant, hospitality and much more are also included. As a survey from 2016 showed, Germans spend an average of 6,500 euros on their wedding celebration. In other countries, the bride and groom spend even more on their big day, in Great Britain for example an average of 27,000 euros.

Thus, even with a luxurious elopement wedding in the most exotic locations, you often stay below the average budget for a traditional wedding in a large circle.


The most important information for planning

Even if the planning effort with elopement is usually much less than with a conventional wedding, you should think carefully about how you imagine the wedding and what is required for it.

Where to "blow away"?

First of all, you should clarify where you want to get married. For example, weddings on the beach are particularly popular. How about a wedding on the wide North Sea beach or a romantic vacation for two on the Danish coast? Or do you combine your wedding for two with a relaxing holiday in Spain, France or even in the tropics?

Favorite destinations are also dreamy places in the great outdoors, including national parks, such as the Olympic National Park in Washington state, and the Kruger National Park in South Africa. But local nature parks such as the Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park, the Berchtesgadener Land or the Königsstuhl are also attractive.

The historic town of Gretna Green is still particularly popular. Anyone who flees here to forge the bond of marriage over the anvil can obtain all the necessary information and particularly practical "wedding packs" from the local registry office , which make marriage in Scotland particularly easy in a historical atmosphere. However, one should prepare for the fact that Gretna Green is also popular with tourists who want to take a look at the newly wedded wedding couple. The wedding might not turn out as intimate as one sometimes imagined.

Las Vegas is still one of the most popular destinations, where there is a suitable band for every taste and you can get married in a dreamy romantic or crazy rock style. However, there is a high risk that your plan will be exposed in advance if you tell friends and relatives that you are visiting Las Vegas. It is therefore a good idea to "package" your visit to Las Vegas into a trip to America.

Many couples also choose a romantic wedding in European cities such as Paris, Amsterdam or Venice. The Bahamas, Seychelles, Bali and Hawaii are also at the top of the wish list for a dream wedding abroad. Travel agencies and hotels now also offer elopement packages, in which everything from travel and accommodation to the wedding ceremony and the photographer is often included.


Burn through - but do it right!

What sounds wild and at first like little effort, requires some planning . First of all, you should clarify whether you want to get married all by yourself or whether your closest friends or relatives should be there. For some it is clear that they want to enjoy the day alone as a couple, others definitely want their parents, best friend or best friend with them.

Especially those who want to get married abroad should clarify the legal requirements in advance. As the Federal Foreign office explains, a legal marriage is now possible in most countries in front of the local wedding organ. However, the formalities that apply on site must be complied with. The best thing to do is to find out more from the responsible German diplomatic mission in the country of your choice. The Federal Office of Administration has also summarized information on the special features of each individual country in practical leaflets.

Anyone who has decided on an Elopement Wedding abroad should definitely clarify before the wedding what is necessary for the recognition of the marriage in Germany. Some countries only issue a certificate after the marriage and further steps are necessary in order to obtain a marriage certificate, which is required for registration in Germany. The Federal Administration Office provides detailed information on this in its leaflets.

There are also fantastic destinations for elopement in Germany. The same legal requirements apply here as for any other wedding in Germany. For a civil marriage it is necessary that you first register at the registry office of your place of residence and then ask the registry office of your choice to arrange a wedding date and clarify formalities. You can find more information about civil weddings in our guide.

Find the right photographer

In order to later intensively remember the most important day in life, beautiful pictures should not be missing for very few. Photographers who capture the special moment while remaining true to the style of the bride and groom can be found all over the world. So that there are no communication problems, it makes sense to look for the right photographer from Germany.

If you know a photographer in Germany whose photos you like, just write to him. Many photographers work worldwide. Especially if you get married within Europe, the flight tickets are often not expensive and it can be worthwhile to have the photographer flown in from Germany.

An alternative is to look for a German-speaking photographer in the country where you would like to get married. Social networks can help here. On many social media channels there are groups of Germans who are networked with one another and can make recommendations.

Buy dress, wedding suit and rings

Dress, suit and rings require careful selection and should not be missing in the luggage when elopement. When choosing clothes, you can be completely inspired by your destination and you are completely free in your decision. One of the advantages of "blowing through" is that you don't have to live up to expectations. You can get married in a classic wedding dress and suit. But you can also wear light, airy summer clothes or even comfortable jeans.

When buying, you should not only keep an eye on the temperatures, but also the humidity. In tropical countries, but also in the Mediterranean region, it is not only warmer but also wetter than in Germany. Fabrics that are breathable and transport moisture away from the body are suitable here. Therefore, when choosing the right clothes for your wedding, pay attention to a high proportion of natural materials such as cotton or linen.

Matching accessories, such as a pretty necklace and matching hair accessories, complete the look. In addition, a wedding bouquet goes well with the style of the clothes and the bride and groom on the wedding photos.

You should also choose the rings in advance . So you definitely have the wedding rings in your luggage and don't have to laboriously search for them on site. Also plan enough time for the selection and consider whether you want to have them engraved.


Elopement Etiquette: What To Look For

While the couple can enjoy a romantic day for two at the elopement wedding and there is much to be said for the wedding in a small circle, this variant is not well understood by everyone in the environment. You should be aware of this fact when deciding on an Elopement wedding.

With a lot of empathy and the right way of dealing with friends and family, however, hurt feelings can be minimized. Especially if you decide to "burn through" in pairs, it is best not to actually tell anyone beforehand. This way rumors and negative feelings can be avoided in advance. After the wedding, you should inform those around you immediately.

How do we tell the parents?

In any case, you should personally tell family members and close friends that you got married - preferably face-to-face or by phone. You can give them the reasons for your intimate wedding and assure them that they were spiritually present for you.

You can also send a card to all those who you do not want to inform personally. If you want to celebrate later, you can combine invitations with the information that you have already married, but of course you want to share this important moment with friends and family.

You should definitely avoid announcing the wedding on social media. That may be tempting, especially for exotic travel destinations. However, family and best friends are unlikely to be happy to hear about the wedding on Facebook or Instagram. What speaks against, however, is an afterthought.



Celebrate the elopement wedding retrospectively

Many couples decide to return home to celebrate after their intimate wedding ceremony. This can be designed differently. Also in a small circle, as a big party with all friends and acquaintances, very rustic or romantic in vintage style.

Choice of dates and announcement of the celebration

You are free to choose when to celebrate, after all you are already married and there is no need to stick to any dates. For some, it feels right to host the celebration within the first few months of getting married. Others want to wait, be it to save a little more money or until the right time of year comes.

The announcement of the celebration can be combined with the announcement of the marriage. This reduces the likelihood that friends and family will be disappointed because they couldn't be there on the big day. In addition, you can show pictures of the wedding on a projector with a screen at the celebration and let friends and family participate.

If you send out invitation cards for the celebration, you should make it clear in the text that you have already married. You can announce the celebration as an "after-wedding party" or expressions such as "We already have 'Yes!' said "choose.

Don't expect any gifts

You shouldn't expect presents at the post-wedding celebration. Nevertheless, there will be friends or family members who would like to give something. If you have special requests, you can of course compile a list and make it available to all those who specifically ask for them.

At the celebration itself, you shouldn't be disappointed if the guests don't bring any presents. In any case, you should thank you for coming. And if someone has a present with them, it's best to write a little thank you after the party!

Ideas for the festival

A relaxed after-wedding party gets the right atmosphere with sparkling wine and live music. A rustic good-mood celebration can be well organized in a party barn and those who want pure romance after the elopement wedding can opt for a celebration in a castle. long sleeve formal dresses australia

Other couples opt for a relaxed summer party in the garden or for a subsequent church wedding in a small group. The most important thing about the after-party is that you as a couple can also enjoy this day and remember it with many beautiful moments.









2020年10月13日星期二

Children at a wedding

 Weddings are the greatest thing for children. The children used to play weddings and what do you think how happy they are when they are finally invited to a real wedding party. The little guests are the highlight of every wedding celebration. They make people laugh and it's fun to just watch them jump around the dance floor without fear.

The little ones have shining eyes when they see the bride in her dream dress and everything is solemnly decorated. Little, cute girls' dresses, which are equipped with tulle skirt and sequins, can be seen at every wedding. Every little girl would like to be a bride and so it is a very special moment for the little ones. The little boys are just like dad and put on a cute suit with a little bow tie or tie. Nobody can compete with them if they conquer the dance floor and ask Aunt Hilde to dance. It's incredibly cute! formal dresses online

But so that the little ones don't get bored after seeing their fill, they need a special place. If you are planning a wedding with children, you should also ensure that there is fun, the right food, small emergency baskets and favors for children.

Nobody wants to see children crying at the wedding. So that that doesn't happen, you should come up with something. Children have special needs and demands that have to be met so that the celebration can run smoothly. A nicely designed children's corner with toys and painting supplies, little things to snack on and also a quiet corner where children can take their afternoon nap should already be included. You should also think of a quiet place for nursing mothers, for child-friendly food at the wedding and exciting entertainment for the little ones.

So that the parents and other guests who are present can celebrate in peace and enjoy the day, you should ask yourself the following questions: How do you keep children busy at the wedding? How do you set up a play area and what should be found in it? Can the children take on small tasks to include them in the wedding? What is the right food for children and what is the best way to decorate the children's dining table so that it blends in with the rest of the wedding decorations? We'll tell you that and much more today.


Child activity - a stress-free wedding

Children are always ecstatic and excited when they are invited to an event, especially a wedding. They can hardly wait for the day to come, they are put into chic dresses and small suits and are allowed to look like the grown-ups. Together you go to see relatives and friends and this creates a festive mood for the little ones.

Before you start, you can make the little visitors happy. How about sending a cute wedding invitation card to the little guests of friends and relatives? So you know what to expect and it will be a very special day for you.

It's always great for children to get mail anyway, and when it comes to eating cake, looking at the bride and groom and dancing to the music, the little children's eyes get big. With an invitation card all for them alone, you will make them very happy and they will only long for the day.

Then the invitations are sent and the children come. Now it's time to plan. Preparation is essential for you so that little Lisa and little Jens don't get bored. While the grown-ups are partying and talking, they need something to do. These can be fun games, something to paint or do handicrafts, a clown or magician who keeps the children busy for some time so that mom and dad can also have fun and relax.

Constantly taking care of the kids, seeing where they are walking, or calming down crying kids can be stressful at times. It is better if the hosts - that is, you - think in advance how they can best keep the little guests occupied. So everyone is more relaxed and all guests can enjoy the celebration in peace.


What tasks can children take on at the wedding?

So that the little ones are kept busy, they can take on many meaningful and at the same time sweet tasks. It is best to integrate the little guests into your wedding, because this way they have something to do and they won't get bored.

For example, you can use them in the classic way as flower children who scatter the petals in front of the bride in church to make the whole walk to the altar even more romantic. Even if you are not getting married in a church, you can have the flower children scatter their flowers in front of the registry office. Usually nobody has anything against it and the result is such wonderful pictures.

However, if you choose the flower children, you should make sure to use harmless flowers. Many petals look beautiful, but if they come into contact with skin or mucous membrane, they can be harmful. Since small children in particular like to put things in their mouths, you should make sure that your flowers are by no means poisonous. It is best to seek advice from a florist and do not pick flowers from the flower meadow yourself.

If you have children yourself or if you invite close friends and relatives with children, you can assign these children special tasks. Children are almost always happy when they can take on large and small tasks. If you describe the tasks as extremely important to them, they will be even more pleased.

It can also be funny to hand the small children funny signs and send them down the aisle through which the newlyweds are walking. Sayings like "Here comes the bride", "Security" or "Ring-Bringer" are quite entertaining for little girls and boys. Especially when they are still very small, because then they stumble down the corridor in small steps, but have an important task and will conscientiously take care of it, even if they are very small.

Of course, the children should always feel comfortable. As soon as a child becomes scared and does not want to do the task, you should understand it and not force it. After all, it's not that easy to appear in front of so many eyes. And if the little ones don't dare to do it, you shouldn't scold them.


So the gaming table can be designed for different age groups

It is perfectly normal for not only children of one age group to be present at a wedding. After all, not all of your acquaintances, relatives and friends gave birth to children at the same time. There may be a few babies who are a few months to a year old, but also toddlers who are two to three years old. However, younger children between the ages of five and ten can also be present. You should think about something for all of them so that they don't get bored.

Since small children, whether they are babies or toddlers, cannot eat or play on their own and therefore need all-round care by their parents, they do not actually need a children's table. Building it up makes more sense if there are really young children present who want to be busy and also need something to do, so that the parents can relax for once.

A cozy corner for babies and toddlers

Small children can sit alone, but cannot eat alone and prefer to be with their parents. Especially if the children are not yet in kindergarten and have therefore not yet got used to other children, they may feel intimidated by them. So they definitely need supervision. But what is the best way to design a baby corner or a corner for small children?

The children's corner for small children and babies should by no means be carelessly furnished. The parents would definitely not leave their children there like this. Your children's corner should therefore be designed to be inviting. Colorful, beautifully decorated, cozy, cozy and above all not in the middle of the room so that the little ones can sleep if they want. You should also make sure that the corner is not out of reach of the parents so that they can intervene if something should happen or the children need help.

A table is completely superfluous with really young children. You won't sit down on it anyway. It is worth putting on lots of blankets and pillows. The cozier it is, the better. If mom or dad are not comfortable there, they will hardly spend their time there, so you should do your best.

Comfortable large floor pillows, small pillows, large blankets, cozy play blankets - you can decorate your children's corner with all of these things. So that it doesn't get too cold from below if a ceiling slips, it is also worth laying out a small carpet as a foundation. Then you spread your blankets and pillows generously on it so that it neither gets cold nor the children could hurt themselves. You can decorate the corner with fairy lights, pennants or lanterns to bring a little more cosiness into play. Indirect light is perfect, because it allows the little ones to sleep a bit if they feel like it.


Which toys are suitable for babies and toddlers?

You have now set up a cozy corner for the very little guests that has neither sharp edges nor cold corners. Everything is wonderfully softly lined with blankets and pillows and so now we get down to business. Which toys are right for young children? What do they have fun doing and what is the best thing to keep them busy for a long time?
It is nice when you set up play boxes with toys in them. You can also sort the toys by age group if you want, because that way the parents also have a better overview. However, this is only worthwhile if there are really many small children of different age groups at your wedding. Also, it is worth asking parents what are the children's favorite toys. These can then also be brought along.

Everything that can be grasped is suitable for babies and toddlers. Rattles, blocks, soft toys, but also picture books or books made of fabric that make noises are very popular. Crackling paper, hand rims and towels are welcome to give the little ones a change.

For children from one year old you have to work harder. You want to be really busy and can already walk Soft toys, books, but also balls (preferably made of fabric so that nothing gets broken and you can't hurt yourself), cars and dolls are ideally suited to bring fun.

With all toys that you have ready for babies, toddlers and small children, you should always make sure that they cannot swallow any small parts under any circumstances. So make sure that the toy is really suitable for small children.

Which toys to choose for the children's table?

For children who are older, who go to kindergarten or elementary school, you should have a few books with exciting topics ready. Dolls, teddy bears, and stuffed animals are also good choices. Balls and board games for different age groups are also a good idea.

Many children also like to paint. You can have different coloring books and pens ready, but also individual copies with the same motifs so that the children don't start arguing about who is allowed to color which picture. It can also be useful to have different pens such as wax painters, felt-tip pens and colored pencils ready, because every age group likes to paint with different pens. It would also be important to make sure that the pens only make stains that can be washed out again, otherwise it could be that the cute suit and the cute little dress were worn for the last time at your wedding.

If you have enough time, you can also pack the coloring things individually in bundles so that every child has the same starting point and there is no argument. The same coloring book with the same pens, each book labeled with the respective name of the child and everyone is already painting the same thing without a fight. Stickers and adhesive books, which can be individually designed, are also particularly popular.

However, you can also let the children get creative themselves. To do this, set up a table, decorate it with a long wallpaper or roll of paper and pens. The children can start painting on the table and are guaranteed to find it even more interesting than painting on a piece of paper or in a coloring book.

Special tasks for school children

School children also sometimes like simple tasks and puzzles. A few games of skill, a few books that are interesting and from which you can still learn something, or card games are definitely a good idea.

If you want to integrate the older children into the wedding, you can also make a fun game that every child will probably be happy to participate in. All you need is a notebook, a disposable camera and a few tasks. So you could give them tasks for the wedding: How many people are there? Are there more women or more men? How many children are there? Who has the most beautiful dress? Who's the funniest tie? Which cake tastes best? Who has the nicest necklace? These are all questions that you can answer quickly and easily, take photos and keep you busy for some time.


How to design the children's corner when you're partying outside?

Those who celebrate outside often have many options for setting up a children's corner. The easiest way is to spread blankets under a tree or a shady spot and place pillows and other cozy items on top. A wooden bench or beer bench is also an ideal highlight for children, especially when they notice that they can be there without adults. So play and fun develop all by themselves.

Anyone who does not celebrate in the garden but has rented a location should take a look around on site and discuss with the service staff where best to set up a play area for children. The blazing sun should be avoided and a road should not be nearby. It is also practical if the parents can keep an eye on the children without having to get up all the time.

When you have cleared the place and the location, it goes to the decoration. Blankets and pillows are compulsory to make the children feel comfortable. But the atmosphere also has to be right. So you can hang colorful cloths, lanterns, fairy lights and pennants in the trees and bushes. Small tents, tipis and tunnels are also fun so that the children can have fun. So you have a place of retreat when you get tired or just want to be alone for a moment.

If you take your time, you can make a small campfire with the children in the evening (of course only under supervision) and grill bread on a stick with them. This requires little effort, but is a lot of fun on the part of the children.

What children's games to prepare for a summer wedding?

Even if you have set up a shady spot for the children with toys and crayons, they still need a little more variety in summer. Children want to cool off or play in the sand. A sandpit shell is just the thing, because you can pour sand into one half and water into the other half. So they get cooling and fun all at once. Let parents know in advance so they can pack swimwear for the little ones.

Outside they can play hide and seek, practice with the hula hoop, jump rope, make soap bubbles, make paper planes, play ball or drive around on a scooter.

Should it be professional childcare for the wedding?

A cozy champagne reception, a great 3-course menu or a wonderful wedding ceremony where the children present start crying? Please do not! Help is available in the form of professional childcare for weddings. Especially if you have children of your own who you cannot look after so intensively during the wedding, professional childcare can be an advantage.

If you hire a professional, you have more of the day, because professional childcare specializes in distracting children in certain situations, playing great games with them or showing them something. There are magicians, soap bubble artists, clowns, but also puppeteers or a whole team that keeps the children busy so that they don't bother the other guests and the bride and groom. It is particularly practical if the childcare organization organizes a whole program for the children so that it does not get boring. There are painting rounds, but also little magic pieces or tricks that are rehearsed or demonstrated, or funny games to keep the children busy.

So the parents have enough time for themselves, can drink a glass of sparkling wine in peace, congratulate the bride and groom and toast with them, enjoy the 3-course menu or simply dance or chat in peace. This allows the parents present at your wedding to really relax, knowing that their children are in good hands and busy.


Where do the little ones eat?

It is best to talk to the parents before planning the meal and ask them whether their children should eat at their table, whether they can already eat at the children's table by themselves or whether they want to sit down to eat at the children's table. There are many options and anyone who asks the various pairs of parents will quickly and easily find a solution that everyone agrees with.

It is important that the parents sit near the children's table or the children's dining table so that they can intervene if something happens or the children cannot cope with their food on their own.

Incidentally, the space for parents should not be underestimated. Small children generally need help with eating and so parents need a place to help them. A corner bench turns out to be rather impractical. However, individual chairs and children's chairs are ideally suited to stand at the children's table.

Also keep in mind that it can sometimes get loud at the children's table. That is normal. However, it can be that other guests feel disturbed by this, so a little distance from the other guests makes sense.

If, by the way, dogs are allowed at your wedding, place the dog owner somewhere else and not in the corner of the children's table. Otherwise the dog would be nervous all day and so are the children who are afraid of dogs.

So you can decorate the dining table for children

It becomes practical when several children can sit together at the children's table and eat. So they are busy with each other when the adult guests eat. It is important that the service staff is informed that this is a children's table so that they do not stock up with china or other fragile items.

It is easiest to put on cardboard or plastic plates and cardboard and plastic cutlery, so nothing can break and the children cannot hurt themselves with it. There are now really nice cardboard and plastic dishes, so that the difference to real dishes is not noticeable. Many restaurants have beautiful dishes for children, so it is definitely worth asking. If you buy paper plates yourself, you can ensure that the cardboard or plastic dishes match the rest of the decoration.

You can decorate like on the other tables. Children like flowers in plastic vases and confetti. You should leave out candles and other dangerous things so that the little ones cannot injure themselves. If you don't want to do without candles, you can also use plastic tea lights with batteries and spread them on the table.

Incidentally, a fixed place with a funny place card prevents arguments. So every child immediately knows where to sit and the parents also have their fixed place to help the child.


Which dishes are suitable for children?

Even if caviar, artichokes, rum cake and quiche Lorraine are very popular with you, you should come up with a few dishes and feasts for the children present. Alcohol should never be included in a dish and some children have allergies. It is best to ask the parents whether the children are allergic to anything and arrange a meal for everyone accordingly.

Remember what you liked to eat as children. There should also be something for the little ones that they can easily put in their mouths with their hands. You can safely leave out noble 5-course menus. A child is neither so hungry nor do they want to sit still for so long.

Pasta with sauce, french fries with ketchup or mashed potatoes with chicken nuggets are just the thing to make children happy. A few nibbles should also be ready at the table, because children often get hungry in between. Sliced ​​vegetables with a few dips, cookies, pretzel sticks and chips are good for in between meals. As long as the pieces are small, the children can even take them by themselves and do not need adult help all the time. Different fruits or vegetables are nicely arranged to highlight. It tempts the children to have healthy snacking and tastes good at the same time.

What to do with breastfeeding mothers?

It is now common practice for mothers to simply breastfeed where they sit, but there are also enough mothers who don't want that. You should set up a small corner for them to breastfeed so that they don't have to go to the toilet.

It will be easiest if you put a chair or a small bench in a quiet corner. It is best to conceal the corner a little and equip the chair with a cushion so that it does not become uncomfortable when breastfeeding for a long time. You have already solved the problem and the breastfeeding mothers will also feel good at your wedding.


What gift for the children?

Favors are welcome at the wedding. A lot of couples choose to do something individual. For example, there are Smarties with the faces of the bride and groom, a candle with a couple print or even homemade love jam that has been beautifully decorated.

But these gifts are not necessarily something for children. They prefer something to do, so that they don't just use the gift after the wedding, but can have fun with it during the wedding. Yo-yos, spinning tops, a coloring book with pens, bouncy balls or even a small handicraft book are just the thing to keep children busy and at the same time give them a gift.

Balloons filled with confetti or soap bubbles with a picture of the wedding couple on them are also nice. So the children can play with it and you have a little more pretty decorations at the wedding.

Emergency basket for children at the wedding

You probably know an emergency basket for the bride or groom. This usually contains chewing gum or mint candy, deodorant, hairspray, but also anti-stain pens, headache tablets or a lint roller. So the bride, groom and guests still look good even after hours of partying.

An emergency basket for children makes sense in any case, because children often get dirty when they can't use it. Many parents have a change of clothes with them, but not a whole wardrobe either. So it can be useful to have wet wipes ready for children so that dirt can be roughly removed. Even small children's plasters with funny motifs provide quick help if a child has cracked their knee or got a small scratch.

It is also practical if you provide diapers in different sizes, think of the changing mat, provide wet wipes and baby cream or even think of a baby bib to eat. In this way, parents do not get stressed at all if they forget something at home.

Nice end: thank you card for the little ones

If you want to make the children happy again afterwards and want to remind them of the beautiful day, send them a special thank you card just for them. Especially if the children were very involved in the wedding, for example as a flower child, ring bearer, photographer with a disposable camera or security, they look forward to a thank you card with a special greeting. formal dresses with sleeves

Select a child-friendly card and write in it how beautiful you have done as a flower child, ring bearer, etc. Thank you for your help and put some pictures from the wedding in it. So you have something in hand that you can show your friends and what you can put in your room. A nice memory for them - even if they get bigger.