(Closed) Announcement: FMIL does not approve of our no child policy

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 2
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Your wedding, your choice. We had a kid free wedding because neither of our siblings had children. That would have been our only exception. I think that as long as you understand that this might result in a few extra declines, there’s nothing wrong with your decision. And I say this as someone with kids. 

Post # 3
47458 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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samira86:  Tell her it has been duly noted.

Post # 4
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

30 preschoolers?! lol nope. 

I have gone to a wedding and the amount of kids running around ruined the wedding. And I think there were only 12-15 kids. They were playing hide and seek under the tables, running though the seating, and took over the dancefloor to the point where no one really danced, they were rolling around and dragging each other on the floor. You are making a smart decision. 


Post # 5
1304 posts
Bumble bee


Omg 30 preschoolers…

Your Future Mother-In-Law should be happy her grandkids are the exception! Oh well…some people will always find a way to disagree.

Post # 6
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

The reason we said no kids (aside from the Flower Girl who is also FI’s god-daughter) is that it would have been all preschoolers and the wedding is at night. I think we can do without small children who are tired and grumpy that their dinner is probably a lot later than usual (dinner will be around 7:30-8:00). Flower Girl is 10 and mature enough to handle herself. Thankfully no one complained. They didn’t want to bring them anyway!

Yes, Future Mother-In-Law, duly noted. πŸ˜›


Post # 7
2176 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Let her know that The Bee Hive is scowling on her behalf πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  leekissesme.
Post # 8
697 posts
Busy bee

*Eye roll* don’t worry about it! If you and your Fiance agree you don’t want kids there then don’t! And 30 preschoolers??? I don’t blame you for not wanting them at an evening wedding.

Post # 10
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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samira86:  Let her know to snag some pearls to clutch in disapproval next time. Really adds drama.

Post # 11
1270 posts
Bumble bee

Would she like some cheese for the whine?

Post # 12
11389 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Does she want to pay for the  30 meals?

The Bee hive anxiously awaits her check. 

Post # 13
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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samira86: My Future Sister-In-Law was the same way. Told us that it was rude to not invite the guests children. I said “Nope, what is rude is when parents let their children at weddings and they end up on the dance floor during my first dance or my father/daughter dance, or when children scream and cry during the ceremony or can’t sit still.” I personally believe that weddings in general, aren’t child friendly. We aren’t even having our ceremony start until 6:30pm, dinner isn’t until 7:45/8pm and we are having an open bar. My friends and family are too crazy…the last thing they need is to be bringing their chidlren. But we are inviting my Future Sister-In-Law kids (they are 10 and 6) and she keeps saying they will be fine. I am sure they will be bored by the time the ceremony is over but I knew that if we didn’t have them, we would have had to deal with a lot more drama. 

Post # 14
7996 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hahaha. That’s funny. I have taken note!

Post # 15
2789 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love your announcement … on here haha!

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