(Closed) Adults only reception- sibling under 18 and nephews invited?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Are all the nieces and nephews invited? I think that you can do whatever you want and if people give you a heard time, say it’s because they are family. 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We had a cut-off of immediate family only. So our kid, siblings, and any neices/nephews under 18 would be allowed. For us that is only 2 kids (13 and 1), so it wasn’t a big deal. We are hiring a babysitter who will be there at the Inn where the ceremony and reception are held. Once my nephew (the 1 year old) goes to bed somewhere around the beginning of the 3rd course of dinner, the sitter will be in the suite that my brother and SIL are staying in, and my bro and SIL will be able to enjoy the rest of the evening child-free.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Family is different, no worries. All of my siblings will be under 18 (one only by a few weeks, but still). We are obviously having all siblings and then FAMILY children, but not other guest’s children. If people ask, say it’s family only.

*This does mean you’re inviting all nieces and nephews, right? Not just some?

Post # 6
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835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’re having an adult reception, however all of our nieces and nephews will be there (7 in total that will range in age from 2-10yrs).  If people have a problem with that, they can suck it!! 😛

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it would be okay to have immediate family’s kids- meaning all underage siblings of the bride and groom, as well as siblings’ kids. As long as you cut it off with that and don’t start allowing another kid here and there, I think you’re covered. 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We had our nieces/ nephews only. I think only one person had an issue with that. If one of us had juvenile siblings we certainly would have had them as well. I think most people understand an immediate family member.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes.  We had an adult reception but invited my daughter (of course) and the nieces and nephews (4 of them total).  No one else even asked if their kids could come.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

You can say no kids unless imediate family.. That may help you. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would think people would understand that you would want your siblings and their children at your wedding!

Post # 13
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592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you’re fine.

We’re only inviting kids that are in the wedding party I think. Fiance has a sister who has 3 kids (none of which are in the wedding party) and I don’t think we are inviting them. Yes, I realize this will probably upset her, but we’re not close with her and Fiance doesn’t care.

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