(Closed) Am I weird??

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Brides are you worried about your younger guests (kids) safety and having a good time?
    I am very worried about both, maybe overly so. : (2 votes)
    5 %
    I am worried but I'm leaving most of it to the parents. : (10 votes)
    24 %
    I haven't really thought about it. : (18 votes)
    43 %
    It's an adult only reception. : (12 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My reception is adults-only SO THAT we don’t have to worry.  I know that’s not helpful to you at all, though…

    Post # 4
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We had tea lights on all the tables, including the ones with kids. Our tables were large & round, though, so the candles were away from the place settings, and there was plenty of catering staff around to keep an eye on something. I wasn’t really worried, and nothing happened.

    Post # 5
    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    That is so sweet and considerate of you! We are having an adult only reception, but if we did have children at the reception I could completely understand your concern as my brother suffered through surgery and will have life long disabilities due to a fall/head trauma. But, on the other end, I would want to trust the parents to watch over their children. Sorry for not being much help.

    Post # 6
    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    As a mom of 4, I understand why you’re worrying. I think it’s really nice of you to think about the kids and their safety. I am sure the parents will appreciate your thinking about them, too.

    Post # 7
    5544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Not weird but I don’t think it will be a big issue. Round tables are usually fairly large in diameter and the centerpieces are at the center,out of a kid’s who would be young enough to play with it and get burned reach. Plus parents are generally good about not letting their small children play with fire. 

    Post # 8
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Not weird. I went with LED candles (that flicker like real ones) for this (and other) reasons. I also wanted to get married in the bush, but then remembered it was more likely to have snakes than other places, there are huge cliffs, large cyanide pits and it would just be much easier for them to get hurt or lost there.

    I also wanted a magician to entertain them lol. Fiance didn’t really like that idea.

    I don’t think it’s weird that you’re thinking about this.

    Post # 9
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    I don’t think you’re being weird at all…however, I think that parents should/would be responsible for their kids no matter where they are with them.

    Post # 11
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I have 2 kiddos, I wouldnt worry about the children hurting themselves.  Their parents would be there, and should be watching them.  As a parent though, not having to tell my 3 year old son a million times “dont touch the fire buddy, it will hurt you”, candles with no visible flames would be ideal lol

    But I am having real candles at my wedding either way lol

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