Kiddos Kiddos Kiddos

One of the most fantastic parts of life, in my opinion is having kids.  They are so much fun to play with and take to the park or zoo.  But when it comes to bridal appointments, sometimes leaving the kiddos at home might be something you want to consider.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love kids!  There are times where I would do just about anything to hold a baby and I realize that sometimes you have to bring them.  Whether they are your kids, nieces or nephews here are some reasons why you might want to consider leaving them at home during your bridal appointment.

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Reason #1:

Believe it or not kids take up a lot of time, energy and attention!  Normally it wouldn’t be a big deal, but when a bride is focused on finding her wedding dress, the members of her party should be just as focused as she is on helping the bride find her dream dress.  When a kid is in the room, the attention goes from the bride to the kid.  The child can get bored and want to do something else, or may voice an opinion that is against the bride’s.  These can sometimes throw an entire appointment off.  Now you may be thinking, why would a child’s opinion matter that much to a bride?  Well, sometimes it just does. I have been in appointments where the kids don’t like the dress and the bride settles on a dress that she doesn’t love because she wants to keep the child happy.  Sometimes it is her kid and other times it is her fiancé’s child.  Either way, a strong opinion from a child can really cause the bride added stress during her appointment.

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Reason #2:
Appointments at Charlotte’s are an hour and a half long.  To adults, that is a decent amount of time.  But for children an hour and a half seems like forever and time can painfully drag on.  What I usually see in appointments is destructive boredom, typically ending in screaming and tears.  This not only requires attention by either the bride or a member of her party, but it can also become very distracting.

These are just a couple of reasons why you may want to consider getting a sitter for your bridal appointment.  The explosions by children that I usually see are extreme circumstances, but they are still something to think about.  Don’t worry I’m not saying that you should never bring your kids.  At Charlotte’s, children are welcome!  Just plan ahead.  If you decide to bring kids, be prepared by having something for them to do.  You could even talk them through what the day will look like ahead of time.  Then, you will most likely avoid having a kid-zilla in your appointment.  Happy wedding dress shopping!

-Robin