These Adorable Photos Will Convince You to Invite Kids to Your Wedding
So, you're on the fence about inviting kids to your wedding. We get it. There's a lot that goes into accommodating younger guests, from setting up a kids table to regulating your wedding music. There's nothing wrong with making your big day adults-only (just make that crystal clear on your invitations!), but we'd be remiss if we didn't mention how kids can actually take your party to the next level. The pros of flower girls and ring bearers are obvious. It's pretty hard to resist those tots' heart-warming walks down the aisle, with petals and ring pillows in tow. But little guests—even if they don't have a specific role in the wedding—can also add plenty to your big day.
Chances are, your wedding will be the first one they experience, which means they're going to be taking everything in with the freshest possible of perspectives. And that's going to lead to some pretty epic wedding photos. Just take the following images of the littlest attendants and wedding guests, for example. We can't stop looking at one in-awe little boy, who was shocked by the beauty of the bride. Another major advantage of having kids at your wedding? The funny faces. Put a kid in front of a camera and they're going to deliver some hilarious expressions (and probably encourage the adults to do the same). They'll also liven your party in ways you didn't expect—believe us, they're going to be out on the dance floor as soon as they hear the first few bars of music. What better way to get everybody else up and moving?
Don't just take our word for it, though. Click through to discover the following adorable photos. They just might convince you to invite kids to your own wedding.
This best-dressed attendant is a lesson in flower girl style. How incredible is that burgundy suit and matching boutonnière?
If you don't invite kids to your wedding, you're not going to get pure-gold shots like these. This flower girl and ring bearers' dynamics are just too good to pass up.
U.K. Wedding Party
Looking for a way to make your wedding a little bit more like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's? Look to this gaggle of lace-clad young bridesmaids, who defined this couple's all-kid wedding party.
Can't Let Go
We're not sure what's sweeter—the ring bearer who just couldn't let go of this bride-to-be or his friend, who was clearly blown away by her wedding dress. Either way, this photo just might convince you to follow up a first look with your fiancé with one with the kids.
Hey, you'd grin big too if you were dressed to the nines—matching headband and all!—and ready for your wedding aisle debut.
Believe us, your groomsmen won't tire of giving your young nephew plenty of high-fives. Just make sure your photographer captures their antics on camera.
Forget that makeup trial, your flower girl's got this. How sweet is this little tot giving the bride a finishing touch of powder?
Two flower girls can mean double the trouble—but it usually means twice the fun. These little attendants killed time waiting for the ceremony to start by playing on the venue's tire swing (a good reminder that toys and games for the younger section of your guest list are paramount).
When it's ten minutes to showtime, you make sure your skirt twirls adequately, obviously.
When you crack a joke and your ring bearer loves it, but your flower girl is totally not amused.
This little one has the best seat in the house—in the bride's arms!
It's a hard call, but we'd argue that these well-dressed young guests' cute factor rivals that of their four-legged friend.
There's nothing that calms pre-wedding jitters like a hug from not one, but three flower girls. Just ask this groom!
Now here's a way to help a junior bridesmaid feel special and grown-up on the big day—dress her in a silhouette that references your wedding dress. Take this bride and her youngest attendant, for example. They both donned capes for the occasion.
The Best Moments
What do you do when your ring bearer decides to hang out on one foot for a few minutes? Take a picture, of course.
This flower girl's contemplative gaze has us wondering what she's thinking about. (She's probably trying to figure out the exact moment to start throwing her petals.)
Go ahead and recreate this sweet moment with your favorite little one on your big day. We have a feeling this sweet girl won't mind.
This baby flower girl's slightly curious look is priceless.
We have a feeling that these blissful beauties got even more out of this wedding than the adult guests.
Ring Bearer Blazer
What better place to show off his top-notch style than on your wedding aisle? This ring bearer's white-tee and blue blazer combination is pretty epic—and makes his "Ladies, I'm still single sign" that much funnier.
The kids will be the first ones on the dance floor (they'll break the ice!), and the last one's off, guaranteed.
These tots' outfits will inspire you to go the DIY route (the mother of the bride handmade the adorable frocks and sweaters).
If you don't get a funny face group shot with the youngest members of your wedding party, did you even get married?
These girls are giving us major princess vibes, thanks to ethereal matching dresses and a ribbon wand. As for their prince? Totally dapper.
How content does this little flower girl look in her personal carriage—er, wagon?
Getting His Groove On
Another bonus of including kids on the big day? Like this hip guest, they'll teach you all the latest dance moves.
Leading the Conga Line
We bet this little party-goer loved leading the conga line through the reception space.
Ring Bearer in a Wagon
Pop your ring bearer into a cute wagon if he doesn't have the whole walking thing down yet.
Leave it to kids to bring unexpected charm to just about any moment. This bride and groom had a choreographed number planned for their first dance, but when the bride's daughter ran onto the dance floor to join them, they ditched their plan for some impromtu fun.
First Taste of Cake
When your wedding falls on the same day as your daughter's birthday, you let her taste the cake before feeding each other. "It was her first time trying cake," said the bride. "She was sold!"
Tired Flower Girl
Dressing your favorite little one up in her flower girl garb doesn't necessarily mean she'll make it down the aisle. This one was so tired from jet lag, she fell asleep before it all started!