Post # 1
I never thought I’d be considering not inviting kids to my wedding- I love children and I’m an elementary school counselor! But, we have a huge number of kids on our guest list right now, and I’d like to pare it down. Also, thinking about not wanting kids to invade the dance floor, etc… What are your thoughts- kid or no kid wedding??
Post # 3
We are doing a no kids wedding. I like the idea of a certin age too!
Post # 4
We are doing no kids except for first cousins who all happen to be older than 12.
Post # 5
I wasn’t really down for kids at the wedding.. BUT all of them are family and since we aren’t doing an evening reception we thought that it’d be nice to have the WHOLE fam around.
We are providing childcare for the ceremony though… last thing I want is a child acting up that I have to try and not hurt while we’re doing our vows… which I have witnessed before.
Post # 7
We were in a weird position where no one on our guest list had any kids under the age of 16. (Small wedding, we’re the first of our generation of family to get marrried, etc.) So we’re having an adults only wedding just by chance lol.
Post # 8
We did nieces and nephews only which was 11 kids. I’m really glad we did this, just because honestly it made everyone so happy, but I’m still kind of mad that the parents (our siblings) didn’t remove them from the dance floor during our first dance and let our neice scream through our entire ceremony. That said, I woudln’t change anything going back, but just be prepared for stuff like this.
Post # 9
We just had our 2 flower girls. It was supposed to be an adults-only affair, but a few people still thought it was okay to bring their babies.
Post # 10
Our guest list was so huge with all the kids we won’t be able to fit in the venue if we do invite them! Plus, we aren’t kid people and don’t want screaming babies, crying toddlers, and sulking teenagers distracting from an adult party celebrating our marriage. Kids get bored anyway, they don’t care if they come to a wedding their parents do. So invite their parents…leave the kids home!! Needless to say..we aren’t inviting anyone under 18.
Post # 11
We’re only inviting the children we’re related to. Not just what I would consider immediate family (since we’re inviting some second cousins with their children). Lots of our friends have started having kids — we’re not inviting their children (unless a couple of the single parents want to bring their kid as their guest.)
Post # 12
absolutely NO kids – well its what we are shooting for and we are meeting tons of resistance (i just finished writing a blog about this earlier this week) but seriously if they arent paying tell them to deal with it or stay home. its an invitation not a subpeona….
Post # 13
We’re inviting our two nephews, FI’s cousin’s children, and one of my friend’s infant daughter — so family and babies only. There are 9 children on our guest list.
Post # 14
I voted no kids, but will actually have one little girl – our flower girl!
Post # 15
@spaganya: blog link? I’d love to read that! you can PM it to me. We only have four couples with kids, none immediate family, so I’m not really anticipating problems but you never know. People are rude and have entitlement issues.
Post # 16
Infants only. If we were to invite children we would have to invite 50 of them. Our venue can’t handle our adult guests and 50 kids. There’s no space. Will EVERYONE bring their kids? probably not, but we can’t just say, Oh, you’re OK, you are not…
The kids of those with siblings in the bridal party, i.e. ring bearer and sister, flower girl and siblings are invited, as well as infants. I do not expect nor want to separate moms from babies.