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Feeding children at weddings doesn't have to be a difficult task. You just need to keep several things in mind.
1. Cost
For the most part, children don't want to eat a fancy adult dinner.  They prefer foods they've already had and like.  With that being the case, don't spend additional money on entrees for them.  Ask your caterer if they offer kids' meals.  These tend to be considerably less expensive and you're less likely to spend extra money on uneaten food.
2. Creativity
Whatever you decide to serve the children at your wedding, choose something creative.  Kids are already picky eaters, so you'll need to create a meal that tastes as good as it looks.  Consider serving mini burger and fries, peanut butter and jelly roll ups, fruit kebabs, or mini hot dogs/pigs in a blanket.
3. Ease
The meals you choose should be easy for children to eat.  Don't pick a meal that requires the use of knives or that's hard for kids to chew.
4. Time
Make sure the children at your wedding reception eat in a timely manner.  You've seen how hungry children behave right?  If not, just take my word for it and feed the kids at your reception in a timely fashion.
5. Seating Arrangements
Do you want the kids to sit with their parents or in an area designated for children?  This decision is totally up to the couple and depends on the number of children at the reception, their age ranges, etc. 
I would recommend having an area specifically for children and having a professional sitter supervise the kids.  (Elegant Event Sitters is an awesome choice for Atlanta brides.)  This way the parents can have fun at the reception and not have to worry about taking their child to the bathroom during the toasts, or rocking their child to sleep during the bouquet toss.

Happy Planning & God Bless!

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