(Closed) …and the DRAMA begins!

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

There won’t be as many of those as you think… I promise…. or alteast hope for you. lol

Idk if you considered but we’re having childcare “just in case” b/c I am VERY adamant about not having the ceremony disrupted and we didn’t have the space at the reception…

All kiddos (including mine & those in the party) will spend the reception in a play room and anyone who brings their kiddo will be told to drop their kid off. =l

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Ugh. I’m sorry. You’re probably sitting there saying “Would’ve been nice to wait a bit for the drama, but oh well… bring it.”

At least it wasn’t too terrible of drama, and I think you handled it well. Just a simple reiteration of the arrangement.

I really don’t get why the no kid thing is so foreign to people, as common as it is. I also can’t wrap my head around why guest forget that the wedding isn’t about them. Just don’t get it. If I had an invitation to a wedding that was no kids and I had children I would think “Ok… so they don’t want kids there.” and then I would shrug. No biggie.

Ok, I will get off my soap box now.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

@Soon2BMrsMiles: Perhaps there is a way that you could help by setting up child care in a different location? Sort of like when people block out hotels for people, perhaps you could block out a nanny or a baby sitter?

Post # 8
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5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

We had to most trouble from family… FMIL put on a major guilt trip on us about only having parents, siblings, and grandparents… just let her be hows she’s going to be and stay firm on what you and your FI have planned.

I do like @Tunacupcakes idea about maybe somthing “off-site” where the guests could just drop their kids off on the way… if they just couldn’t come otherwise..

We have 1 sibling like this that just couldn’t come unless she could bring her kids….

This would give guests that wanted to come but couldn’t find a sitter a way to still be able to join ya’ll =)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Soon2BMrsMiles: UGH my FGMIL has said that her side of the family would be willing to pay for their plate…really? So tacky and get a clue. They aren’t invited!!!! I feel better now. 🙂

Post # 10
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Soon2BMrsMiles: I am sorry that your guests are not being understanding. Stick to your plan and stay firm!! 🙂

Post # 12
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646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Soon2BMrsMiles: Keep with it! I don’t understand why those with young children would WANT them at a wedding! It sounds like a perfect excuse to get a sitter for me… Even for $100 for a sitter, you’re getting food and drinks for two!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t get why anyone would want to bring their children to weddings either.  Like @sonj818 said, it’s the perfect excuse to leave them at home and have a fun night out!  I’m only at the early planning stages of my wedding, but I will not be inviting children except for those within the family (niece, nephew & first cousins).  Friends’ children and my cousins’ children are not invited.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This has been a WAY bigger issue than I thought it woudl be.  I figured most of our friends don’t have kids, so no big deal, right?  But a lot of our cousins do have kids, and his cousins apparently find this offensive, and his sister’s boyfriend has been the biggest thorn in my side on this issue.  Seriously, I’ve been made into a monster by some folks…luckily none that really matter to fiance and I.  His cousins were invited as a courtesy more than anything.  Our friends have been totally cool with it.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

Adult reception is very common nowadays, that’s strange that they are questioning it.  There will be no kids at my wedding, for the exception of course of the ones that are participating in the ceremony.

Good luck!  This is just one small thing.  Hopefully this is the only one you’ll get!!

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