Organising a baby’s christening can be stressful, especially if you want the day to go well (who doesn’t?) and it’s the first time you’ve organised this type of event. I’m sure friends and family will gladly help you, but in the meantime, read on for help, advice and inspiration:
Choose Your Church
Many churches will request that you hold the christening within your current location. This is due to the rules that are enshrined within the faith. If you want your baby christened outside of your hometown, then you will need to speak to the vicar within the church to make sure that this can be done.
Invitations are important to make sure that you get everyone at your baby’s big day. Invitations need not be expensive, but should detail the church location, the time of the christening and where the party will be held afterwards. You can choose from pre-printed designs or bespoke. Of course, this is entirely dependent on your budget and personal tastes.
Making a guest list of close family and friends will make sure that you have the right people are your baby’s special day. Remember, a christening is not like a wedding, you do not have to invite everyone. Choose your guest list carefully.
Purchasing the perfect gift for your son or daughter can be difficult, but if you are choosing to opt for a traditional service, it may be advisable to give a traditional gift to commemorate the occasion. If you want to give your beautiful baby a gift that they will treasure forever, but also epitomises a traditional christening, opting for silver will be the obvious choice. Silver christening gifts are perfect for any baby. What is more, they come in a wide range of different designs, such as money boxes, tooth and curl boxes and christening certificate holders. Your baby will one day grow up to be a fine, young adult, and they will truly appreciate this gift when they are older. You never know; your silver christening gift may just become a family heirloom that is passed on through generations.
After the traditional formalities within the church, many parents like to celebrate their child’s big day with a party. Choosing a suitable location is important to the day’s proceedings. A local pub with a function room is a traditional choice, while many people like to hold the after party within their own homes. Community centres are a less obvious choice, but are becoming increasingly popular with parents. Regardless of your budget, you can throw a great after-party. You can opt for outside caterers, or you can do it yourself. Whatever route you choose, you are sure to have a perfect day. Don’t forget to order a christening cake and decorations so that your chosen venue looks amazing. Traditionally, bunting and balloons have been used for after party decorations.
For those that crave the traditional ways of yesteryear, christenings are the perfect solution. Your day is sure to be memorable should you follow the aforementioned advice and tips.