(Closed) I need advice from moms with teenagers about no kids reception.

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We love to go out as an adult couple without the kids, so it wouldn’t be an issue for us at all.

Most teenagers I know, would rather be anywhere doing anything, than attend a wedding with their parents.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I only have 1 child who is 9 months old but I know I would be offended slightly if only one of my children (whenver we have another child that is) wasn’t invited unless notated why that child was not invited…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I find only the teeange girls really want to attend weddings. teenaged boys at a wedding? Gah. My teenaged boys would rather be gouging their eyes our with the dessert fork.

I think it is perfectly acceptable to say 18 plus, and as a mom am a bit of a prude around my kids and don’t like to drink in front of my teens hardly ever-I am sensitive to this as I grew up in an alchoholic home.

Id leave the kids at home anyhow. 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MsBrooklynA:  Yep if I knew the reasoning for it, I would have no problem with it. But without a reason, I would tend to lean to not going to the wedding. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would invite either all the children or none of the children in a family.  There are 4 kids in my family and only two of the four of us were invited to a friend’s wedding and it was awkard.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we had to make this decision with a few families we know and we decided it was better to leave all the kids out.

a few years ago a cousin of mine got married. it wasn’t a huge wedding and they were trying to keep their numbers down, so my parents were the only ones from my family who were invited. i totally understood and i wasn’t offended at all. i was told that i was welcome to go to the reception for the dancing and i was fine with that.

my brother, who is in the military and was stationed overseas at the time, happened to be home on leave during the weekend of the wedding. when they heard about that, they decided to make an exception and allow him to come to the wedding. i know that it was kind of a unique situation and i shouldn’t take it personally, but i was still hurt and upset that i was left out.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i was 25.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’m not sure….like a previous poster mentioned, teenage girls seem to enjoy weddings and i was definitely one of those girls, haha. i don’t think i would have been mad or offended, but i would have been disappointed.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t know, I was planning on doing 12 and up so my older nephews could come, I ran by one of them and he told me he sort of excited that he didn’t have get dressed up and put on a suit. It did hurt a little becuase I thought older kids would be interested in going. Since that I decided eighteen and up and sending the eighteen year olds their own invites even if they live at home with their parents.

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