With many couples marrying for the second time or after they have had children, it is very important to include the children in the wedding as the union of two people is also to unite the family.
While you can dress young children in adorable outfits, they may not always act in an adorable way. Also a difficult and tricky issue is whether to invite guests children at the wedding as leaving out children will never be a popular decision.
A great compromise is to hire a nanny from an experienced nanny service, as they will look after the young ones, keeping them entertained and out of harms way.
Daisycare Nanny Agency, based on the South Coast covering from Wollongong to Ulladulla, caters for families who require a qualified, professional and experienced carer for their children.
The agency is run by sisters Melinda Robertson, who has over 17 years of experience as a trained child care worker and nanny, as well as Richelle Robertson who has worked for promotional agencies.
Its about everybody, including the kids, having a good time at weddings and helping the occasion flow as it should, Melinda said. It doesnt matter how well behaved a child is, they can be disruptive when they become bored or tired. We step in to distract them and ensure things run smoothly.
This nanny service will only hire qualified and professional caregivers who will look at the reception premises before the wedding and plan where to entertain the children. This can be in a separate area or room or a table with activities.
The very young children are put to bed on mattresses supplied by the nanny service.
The children can be brought in when they need to be present at the reception.
A nanny service at the wedding means that the bridal couple can relax, parents are free to enjoy the wedding and the children have fun too.
Published in the Illawarra Mercury, August 16.