Post # 1
I have browsed through other posts but could not find anything about this.
We are going to have an adult only reception. There are 2 issues that I have that I cannot wrap my head around
1. Fiance has a sibling that will only be 5 at the time of our wedding. Surely people will understand why the sibling gets invited- right???
2. I know there is discussion all the time about allowing nephews/nieces since of course you want to ensure your silbings are there. This will result in 5 kids being invited/there (4 of these would be 2 yrs or under, 1 would be around 5)
Will people also understand this?
Post # 3
Are all the nieces and nephews invited? I think that you can do whatever you want and if people give you a heard time, say it’s because they are family.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We had a cut-off of immediate family only. So our kid, siblings, and any neices/nephews under 18 would be allowed. For us that is only 2 kids (13 and 1), so it wasn’t a big deal. We are hiring a babysitter who will be there at the Inn where the ceremony and reception are held. Once my nephew (the 1 year old) goes to bed somewhere around the beginning of the 3rd course of dinner, the sitter will be in the suite that my brother and SIL are staying in, and my bro and SIL will be able to enjoy the rest of the evening child-free.
Post # 5
Family is different, no worries. All of my siblings will be under 18 (one only by a few weeks, but still). We are obviously having all siblings and then FAMILY children, but not other guest’s children. If people ask, say it’s family only.
*This does mean you’re inviting all nieces and nephews, right? Not just some?
Post # 6
We’re having an adult reception, however all of our nieces and nephews will be there (7 in total that will range in age from 2-10yrs). If people have a problem with that, they can suck it!! 😛
Post # 7
I think it would be okay to have immediate family’s kids- meaning all underage siblings of the bride and groom, as well as siblings’ kids. As long as you cut it off with that and don’t start allowing another kid here and there, I think you’re covered. 🙂
Post # 8
We had our nieces/ nephews only. I think only one person had an issue with that. If one of us had juvenile siblings we certainly would have had them as well. I think most people understand an immediate family member.
Post # 9
Yes. We had an adult reception but invited my daughter (of course) and the nieces and nephews (4 of them total). No one else even asked if their kids could come.
Post # 10
You can say no kids unless imediate family.. That may help you.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone! Yes, all nephews (no nieces actually yet!) will be invited. I was just making sure I wasn’t being too out there with allowing it
Post # 12
I would think people would understand that you would want your siblings and their children at your wedding!
Post # 13
I think you’re fine.
We’re only inviting kids that are in the wedding party I think. Fiance has a sister who has 3 kids (none of which are in the wedding party) and I don’t think we are inviting them. Yes, I realize this will probably upset her, but we’re not close with her and Fiance doesn’t care.