There are lots of different ways to celebrate the arrival of your baby. For some, it is a christening or baby naming ceremony. For other denominations, it may be a blessing of the baby. If you aren’t religious, you might not want any of these but would like to plan a family party to celebrate with everyone. Whichever way you plan to celebrate, I have got a few tips for you, to make sure it runs as smoothly as possible.
Set a Budget
This needs to be the first thing that you do, and it is important to stick to it. Decide on what you can afford and then the rest of the event will be planned from that. Venues and churches may cost a little more than you think they will.
For the actual ceremony, if you are having one, the venue will be obvious. As family and friends are all together, though, having a meal or party afterwards is the norm. Think about the venue and what you could do there. Going for a unique function venues will make the day memorable. Have you considered a marquee or outdoor venue, rather than a hotel or function room? Decide on how many guests you will need to cater for and go from there.
You could also go for an option of planning a picnic and ask guests to bring food. You should also consider if there are a lot of other little ones going to be attending. If so, think about what will be most useful for little ones. Space for them to crawl and play would be useful to everyone, so a factor to consider in choosing a venue. The important thing is to be together and celebrate your lovely new baby.
Planning a ceremony for your baby like this may not be the first thing you think of when your baby is born. It certainly wasn’t for me. If you think this is something that you would like to do, it will need to be planned quite a little bit in advance. A christening can be done at any age. But if you want it to be done when your little one is a baby, you will need to get planning and get invitations out, shortly after the birth.
If a christening is what you are choosing, you will need to think about godparents for your baby. Most people choose two, but anything from one to three is common. Think about who is close to you so as a result, will be close by your child throughout their life. It is important to remember that you shouldn’t just choose someone because you are worried of upsetting them if they aren’t chosen. If they are true friends, they will respect your wishes and understand.