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Concerned About Kids at your Wedding?

Some of the most common questions we hear at The Knot have to do with what happens when you mix children and weddings. While some couples can't imagine getting hitched without their nieces, nephews, or their own children present, others choose to nix kids altogether on their big day. No matter which course you choose, we have tips and advice to help you deal with the potential problems that will arise in either case. If you choose to involve children in your wedding ceremony, you might have questions like "Can my flower girl and my ring bearer be the only children at my wedding reception?" or "Do child attendants attend the wedding rehearsal dinner?" We even have ideas for special wedding favors for children and where to seat your child attendants at the reception. You will find answers to child attendant questions and more on this page. And if you choose not to have children at your wedding, we have suggestions for informing your wedding guests that their kids are not invited -- and how to deal with any backlash you might get for it. If you have a child attendant question that we haven't answered, feel free to submit it to Carley! You just might see your question and answer appear on our site.

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We're planning to give out tulle-wrapped Jordan almonds as wedding favors, but we're also going to be having a fair number of kids at our wedding. Should they receive separate favors?

Kids might be okay with the sweet, but they might not be thrilled once they bite down to the bitter -- almonds aren't for everyone! You're probably better off doing something different for the kids. If you want all of your favors to look similar, why not give the kids jelly beans or foil-wrapped chocolates... read more

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