Post # 1
So, FI and I have started to work on our guest list & I’m having a huge problem.
I have several family members with multiple smaller kids ex. I have a cousin with 4 kids under the age of 7 & another with 3 kids, all under the age of 6. Normally I wouldn’t have a problem inviting them BUT the package that the venue offers within our price range only allows 125 guest. I know this may sound mean but I really do not want 50% of my guest to be children, and my FI doesn’t want to upgrade our package, he feels it’s a waste of money. I would love to invite the adults but they insist on bringing their children..So
Post # 3
“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 # 4
@badabing88: +1 Always great with the advice!
Post # 7
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.