Post # 1
I see a lot of posts about couples who don’t want kids at the wedding but what about those of us that do?
We love children and there are several little ones in our families that we’d love to have there.
Anyone else feel the same?
Post # 3
I’m thrilled to have kids at the wedding. We’re having lawn games so I’m sure they’ll have fun with that! And they’re great ways to get adults dancing.
Post # 4
Only a few of our guests have kids (and we don’t know the kids that well), but I hope they come because I want to make activity books for them! I like kids and think that weddings are family events, so I welcome kids.
Post # 5
We had kids at our wedding and had no issues what so ever. Between my neices and nephews to guests children.
Post # 6
I’m excited for the kids who will be coming! We’re going to have an activity table in case they get restless, but some of my cousins and one of my friends’ son are THE. CUTEST. EVER. As long as they don’t dominate the photos they will be a riot. I hope they dance, because cute kid dancing photos are the best.
Post # 7
I am so excited for kids to be there and I think alot of our guests are too! We are doing kid friendly til 10, then get other arrangements. I got one of our Mad Lib RSVPs back filled out by my friend’s 6 year old about how he couldnt wait to dance and for cake! so cute. love it. now i am more excited!
Post # 8
We only had 3 at our wedding–one was a newborn, and one was about 10–and I was always sad the rest of our nieces and nephews weren’t there. We had a pretty small, casual wedding, though, kids wouldn’t have disrupted it anyway. I loved the ones that were there (and have some great pictures from them) but I can completely understand how someone with a different wedding would feel different about kids being there.
Post # 9
We have kids ourselves and a lot of close family. Our day would not have been complete without them all there. My family always includes children in weddings and honestly I have never had a child scream through a ceremony (without the parent getting up and leaving) or sticking their fingers in a cake.
Post # 10
I can’t wait to flounce around our reception with my beautiful new niece in my arms, showing her off to everyone! I’m also SUPER stoked to have all the other little ones jumping and dancing around when the lights turn down and the music turns up! Watching a kid dance is one my favorite things in the world – their moves are their own, and they just don’t give a sh!t if you like them or not.
Post # 11
Somewhere between a fourth and a third of our guests will be kids! I cannot imagine having a family function without them, and I’m going to revel in watching them tear up the dance floor like they did at my sister’s wedding a few years ago, and my cousin’s wedding a few weeks ago.
Post # 12
I Am! My little cousins are super well behaved and they will be so cute, plus I remember having so much fun at weddings when I was little so I am excited for them to be that happy. However, I will be designating someone to assertively ask folks to leave the ceremony if their child is being disruptive. I can see where brides are coming from with not wanting to have kids since I have been to a few weddings where someone’s child screamed through the entire vows and their parents didn’t remove them from the room!
Post # 13
Great idea for a thread! I mean, ok, I was in the no-kids camp and it was perfect for us and we loved it. BUT things are different for everyone so it’s nice to see the other side being happy with their decisions, too. 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves
Me!!! We have a bunch of little cousins who are little destroyer devils and I love them!
I’m thinking about fun activities for them like coloring books but at the end I think it’ll be better to take a soccer ball or something for them to run around.
One of Mr T’s aunts didn’t want us to invite kids (she has a little one herself) and went as far as wishing kids ruin our wedding!), but I don’t care and being honest, I like to see them as little kids full of energy but some of them are already starting to act like grown ups.
Post # 15
Yeah! A coworker of my Future In-Laws has an 8-year-old daughter (who I have yet to meet) who has been obsessed with the wedding apparently. Long story but my best friend worked a camp with her, and the little girl has been going home bragging to her dad that “Miss M is in the wedding.” So I can’t wait to see her on the big day and see her reaction to everything.
Also, in my experience, kids keep the dance floor occupied, and they tend to do adorable things that take the attention off the bride for just a little so she can go take a break! It’s a win-win in my book!
Post # 16
Who could be upset seeing THIS at their wedding?!
I love kids at weddings!