Expert advice about creche services & babysitting

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Surrey 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


Child's play

Child's play

Q. For our summer wedding how can we keep the little ones entertained and in one area of our venue's grounds – I don't want the worry of children wandering off!

A. Susie Young says: We'd suggest having a designated children's area. Our magical tents can be styled to your wedding colours and come filled with games, toys, craft activities, hula hoops, circus skills, bubbles and fun to keep children very happy.

Our DBS checked childcare team can be on-site working to OFSTED ratios to ensure nobody escapes, whilst leading little ones on treasure hunts and setting up challenges and races.

Alternatively, a magician, glitter facepainter or balloon artist is always a big hit.

In the evening, we find children will be tired after a busy day, and a movie with blankets, hot chocolate and popcorn gives them respite from their parents' dancing!

Whether it's for a few hours or available for the whole day, parents at weddings are always super appreciative of being able to have some adult only time at weddings to catch up with friends, hear the speeches and be able to enjoy all of the details you have planned and created.

Susie Young


Child's play

Child's play

Q. I'm a true royalist and we're having this as our theme for our own nuptials. What could we do in our kids' corner that would be fitting to a royal day but be interactive for the little ones?

A. Cat Marks says: There's plenty of ways to incorporate a royal theme into a kids' corner, without the royal budget! Why not decorate foam crowns to make them feel like a real prince or princess? Instead of glitter, adhesive gems are a fantastic way to add the sparkle of the crown jewels, without the glue and mess.

Colouring pages with a royal border are another creative, yet inexpensive, way to keep the little ones occupied. How about designing the wedding dress, or the different tiers of the royal cake? And what's better there's no need to spend hours searching, Sparkle Box online offers several free downloadable royal wedding colouring pages.

Alternatively, if you want to go a step further, how about providing the kids their very own colour-in castle? Not only will this keep them entertained whilst colouring, but is also a perfect addition for a royal role play. These are proving popular and selling quickly, but are often available on Amazon. Lastly, not forgetting the all-important weddings rings! How about supplying mini craft boxes as wedding ring boxes, for the kids to decorate using crayons and adhesive gems. You could even pop a pack of Haribo rings inside as a tasty treat!

Cat Marks

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