(Closed) No Kids reception-Advice Needed (somewhat long)

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

You need to have your FI deal with this.  Technically it’s his brother, it’s his problem.  He needs to call him right away and let him know that it is an adult only reception and he will need to find a babysitter.  It’s not your battle to pick with her, let your FI handle it.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with MightySapphire. If you try to do this on your own, any chance you had at peace with her is out the door…tread carefully!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Talk with your FI firts and decide a course of action together. Then, he can explain everything to is brother.  Of cours, to keep the peace, he may want to invite the future children in-law of his brother… if he does, i dont think you will have another choice than accepting it… Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think that if it’s a “no kids” reception, then it should truly be “no kids” for all guests (people will understand why your own kids are there).  It could be really awkward if another friend or family member who paid for a sitter because of the no kids request arrived and was confronted with random kids (unlikely most ppl will know who’s they are).  I agree that your FI needs to handle it, not you.  Unless your FMIL is on your side and she could help out?  Best of luck!  These kinds of issues are why I tried to convince my honey to elope, but he didn’t go for it ;o)

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I also agree that your FI should do the talking. It seems like she is being intentionally snarky. I don’t understand why people think they can ignore etiquette…

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

your fi should handle this as soon as possible. maybe she know the kids arent invited and she is doing it on purpose… dont know! but he need to call as soon as possible

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I agree with majority here, you need to have the hubby talk about it with his brother and see about handling it that way. if you talk about it with her, it can end badly!

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