Post # 1
So i really didn’t want kids at the wedding. I didn’t say NO KIDS on the invite, but i assumed guests would get the hint if their childs name was not on the invite…. well guess what?.. they didn’t get the hint and now children are going to be there!… ok fine!, i’m over that..
Now they thing that really bothers me is, i have to pay $20 for a 2-3 year old to eat chicken nuggets and frencg fris..and we all know they won’t eat the entire thing…
any suggestion or advice on what I should do?
Post # 3
Did a ton of people rsvp saying that they were bringing their children? If not why don’t you make a few phone calls, apologize for the confusion and tell them that children were not invited
If it makes you feel any differently about paying a lot of money for uneaten childrens dinners, a majority of adults don’t finish their meals either. I have never gone to a wedding where an entire salt shaker was not dumped on my $100 plate of food. I like salt but that’s too much.
I don’t think you’ll find uneaten chicken fingers and fries what the kids don’t eat, there’s always an adult to finish them off! 🙂
But if you don’t want children there, make a few calls. It may take some time, but if you didn’t want them there, it’ll be worth the time.
Post # 4
Contact the venue and ask about a kids menu. It shouldn’t be $20 for a kids meal! I think we ended up paying about $10 max for our kids meals and they had a choice between chicken and pasta.
Post # 5
I second the recommendation to talk to your venue – you shouldn’t have to pay full price for a kids meal. Ours are half the regular price.
Also, if you really don’t want kids, talk to people and gently explain that you have decided to have an adult-only reception. We’ve had one couple randomly decide to bring their kids, but there are other kids invited so I didn’t care so much. But if you don’t want them there, you should be able to tell your guests that you want them to be able to enjoy an adult evening.
Post # 6
Our venue’s price for our kids meals were $17. That was for chicken nuggets, french fries, fruit cup and milk.
Post # 7
Seriously? Unless your caterer is extremely high end, they have discounted kids’ meals. Chicken nuggets should not cost that much anywhere.
Most people don’t expect a 2 yr old to eat a full meal, and kids’ plates are generally small anyway (and alot cheaper than what you were quoted if that is the actual price). For an older child, they will not have any issues cleaning their plate. Negotiate for a better price or find a different caterer who is cheaper with good food.
Post # 8
I think children add more fun and life to a wedding. That being said..
Instead of worrying about how much it will cost you to feed them, talk to the parents or check with your carterer again or find another way, according to how many kids possibly the $1.99 Happy Meal days at McDonalds.
Post # 9
The Happy Meal is a good option, if your venue allows it. Not every venue allows outside food to be brought in.
Post # 10
I see no reason why children can’t eat the food everybody else is eating?
Post # 11
@Sandydollhair, while that might be feasible in a perfect world, many kids do not find fancy foods that are served to adults at formal events to be remotely appetizing, nor can they eat the same portions. Better to serve food that appeals to kids that is inexpensive and doesn’t go to waste, consideing how expensive weddings are.
Post # 12
At my venue kids 4 and under eat free and 5-10 is half price. Check with your venue.
And children are sweet as long as they’re not cranky. 🙂
Post # 13
@Ember78:Oh, OK…I don’t have kids of my own so I didn’t know that… but when I was young we ate whatever was put in front of us…I loved fancy food!!