Inviting family members with multiple (small) children…HELP!

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What would you do?
    Invite them. : (3 votes)
    20 %
    Eat the cost & Upgrade : (0 votes)
    Do not go over your budget, Just say NO. : (12 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
    4576 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    “Adults only”, across the board.

    1) If you do not want a wedding made up of 50% children, don’t have one.

    2) Do not go over your budget simply to include a bunch of kids. That’s insanity.

    Put “adults-only reception to follow” on the invite, and personally call or email these families saying “as much as we would love to include your whole family, we simply cannot afford for everyone to attend. I hope you understand and look forward to seeing you and your date.

    If anyone should be so rude as to push you, reply “I’m very sorry if our limited budget and venue offends people.


    Post # 7
    2642 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’d just do adults only and explain to those that push that you have a limited budget and seating and that you just aren’t able to accomodate kids.

    However, if you do this, you just have to understand that people may decline to attend the wedding if they cannot bring their kids and you cannot hold it against them.

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