Post # 1
We likely will let them bring said kid as he is older and they are travelling quite a distance and it’s a bit of a unique situation. We are allowing older kids, so it’s not a HUGE deal. But still, *sigh*. I’m not ready to deal with this crap that comes with sending out invitations.
And when this person asked about the kid, she told me she can’t make my shower. Good thing it wasn’t a surprise, ha!
Post # 3
I’m just waiting for one of those to happen! We got one person asking my FI if he could bring a date … even though the response card clearly says “We have reserved 1 seat in your honor.” He’s not in a relationship, he has no one in mind, he just wants the option.
Of course, FI didn’t ask me if it was OK before he told his friend yes. GRRR.
Post # 4
Rule number one about guests is that if you make an exception about one person, then you’re going to have to make it about everyone. I would be very adamant, no matter how unique the situation. If you’re not allowing children under say, 12 years old, say that. I would have the excuse of “Our venue does not allow under a certain age” or something to that effect. Yes, I did visit a few venues that had a certain age limit because of fragile things or whatever reason.
Sorry you’re dealing with this sweetie! The guest list is one of the most stressful parts of the wedding, I think.
Post # 5
O/T: I just had to post to tell you that I’ve been craving nachos for days now, thanks to your avatar. Happy hour nachos are definitely in order tonight! lol
Post # 6
@PacificMrs: Luckily I think he is the only kid in the 10-12 age range left that we didn’t invite. All of the other kids are much younger, like under 5. So I can use the “we don’t want kids under 10” rule and be in the clear with all of our other guests.
They are travelling from far so I am OK with the kid coming. He better behave though!!
Post # 7
@sportsgal31: I love nachos!!!