How Many Kids Are Coming?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How Many Kids Will Be Attending Your Wedding?
    1-5 : (37 votes)
    45 %
    6-10 : (18 votes)
    22 %
    11-20 : (18 votes)
    22 %
    21-30 : (5 votes)
    6 %
    30+ : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    It really depends what you consider “kids.” I selected 11-20 because FI and I have a TON of cousins, and a good handful of them will be under 18 at the time of the wedding. However, I don’t exactly see my cousins that are over 13 to be “kids” in the way that they will be crying/whining during the ceremony or being underfoot at the reception. 

    Post # 4
    3084 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Stephville:  we are expecting 0 so I did not vote. Kids are not being invited and no one should bring their kids. If they do, I’ll be pissed and have my fiancé deal with them and tell them to leave. 

    Post # 5
    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We had a 5 year old flower girl, and brother’s girlfriend brought their 4 month old daughter who was still breastfeeding.

    I guess technically there were three other “children” but they were all over 12 and very well behaved.

    Post # 6
    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I don’t know how many are coming yet, but we have at least 30 on the guest list. The vast majority of them are under 5, but not infants in arms *cringe* I wish I could get away with a kid free wedding, but the middle of the day on a Saturday with lawn games and cards is pretty darn kid-friendly and there’s no way my family or FI’s would stand for it. They would just bring their kids anyway.

    Post # 7
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    We had about 48 people come to our wedding, including 4 kids.  But 3 of the 4 kids were in the wedding (2 ring bearers and 1 flower girl).  And the fourth kid was the brother of the flower girl.  LOL!  We invited kids but not a lot showed.

    Post # 8
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    There were only 4 at our ceremony and 3 at our reception!

    But I would have loved for there to be more! We invited people’s kids, but all the parents decided to find sitters for them (despite that we got married in the late morning/and our reception was from 12-3!)

    Post # 9
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We probably had somewhere around 20-25 kiddos, and I loved it 🙂

    Post # 10
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I estimate about 10 between the ages of 12-17 (FI’s cousin’s children) and only one really young one (our nephew) who will be 1.5 years old at the time of our wedding for sure. It’s possible though we will have two more little ones since one of FI’s cousins is pregnant and also has a 1 yr old. She’s due a month and half before our wedding. We are not sure if she plans on bringing her kids or not but they are invited.

    Post # 11
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    Technically no kids are allowed, but those in my wedding party will be there. This includes my daughter (flower girl) who will be 7, FIs son (ring bearer) who is 5, my two little brothers ages 10 and 14…one will walk down with ring bearer and other will be one of my ushers. The other usher will be my 18 year old brother. I’m being super strict about it.

    Post # 12
    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @Stephville:  going by true small children 0 but we have 3 cousins under 18 attending so really 3, a 9 year old, 10 year old, and 14 year old. 

    Post # 13
    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    There will be 0 kids at our wedding, the youngest person there will be 17. I’m so glad I didn’t have to fight people on the “no kids” thing.

    Post # 14
    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We’ll be having no more than 20 people, and 4 of them will be nieces/nephews. I don’t have a problem with kids. It’s a family thing. Of course, it depends on the type of wedding. I get people having a late-night, ritzy affair, and it’s certainly not polite to bring children that aren’t invited, but I also think some people get crazy about it. Especially when they allow the kids of relative A but not the kids of relatives B,C, and D.

    Post # 15
    5248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Stephville:  We had 6 kids at our destination wedding in Cuba. The youngest was 3 and the oldest was 15. They were never a nuisance and the 3 year old was the life of the party dancing all night long!!! We also had a large engagement party because we had a destionation wedding but their were no children invited to was an adults only backyard party

    Post # 16
    2895 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    if you’re counting anyone under the age of 18…about 20? and that’s including my maid of honor who was just under 18 at the time. we didn’t really consider anyone over 12/13 a kid, tho because they were old enough to behave. i would say about half the kids were teen/pre-teens and the other have were little kids ranging in age from 2 to 11-ish

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