(Closed) Are you inviting children?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Are you having children at your wedding?
    Yes : (33 votes)
    53 %
    No : (28 votes)
    45 %
    I'm not sure : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Yes, but only for a couple reasons. 1) There are only 3 children in our family. 2) All of those kids know how to behave.

    If those factors were different, then I would not have invited them. We had a semi-formal, evening event so a ton of kids wouldn’t have been appropriate.

    Post # 4
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    love the coloring idea! the only thing we had really was kids meals – chicken fingers and fries instead of chicken, steak or fish – it was cheaper!  we also had a fauxtobooth and the kids loooved that!

    i personally wasnt too fond of the idea of having kids there (besides my in laws – i have a few under the age of 10) but there was no way i could get away with not having kids – there are too many in the family. its was nice having them there -they were fun to dance with and very well behaved, i hardley noticed them really.

    Post # 5
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Kids are not invited. But we do have a few exceptions nephews and nieces are invited and ofcourse the ring bearer and flower girls.

    Post # 6
    Member
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am having kids packs with toys from the dollar store, crayons and color sheets.  They get a special meal of chicken fingers and fries too 🙂 

    Post # 7
    Member
    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Besides my kids, and my lil cousin who are all in the wedding NO!!!! This willl  be an adult event and I don’t want a bunch of children running around.

    Post # 9
    Member
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    There aren’t many children in our families. Two couples that we are very close with have children – and they are totally invited! They are crazy kids, but nothing we can’t handle. They will all be helping out as flower girls and ring bearers.

    We’ll have children’s meals and I’ll probably put together some activity kits that go with our nature theme.

    Post # 10
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @DCSquared: thats how my husbands family is – there were just too many kids that i couldnt make exceptions for some and not others – we ended up with probably 10 – 15 kids between the ages of 6 and 12.

    Post # 11
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    2947 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I am only making an exception for my MOH’s infant. But no children for sure…we’re not even having a ringbearer/flower girl at this point.

    Post # 12
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We have a 5 year old, so having kids at our wedding was certain.

    We’ll have 4 children under 6 at our wedding. I’m bringing my old “babysitter’s bag”, it’s full of coloring books, crayons, stickers, mini puzzles and more.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1690 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    my wedding guest total is 22….including us,   so of that 20,  there is only 2 children.  1 is a 9 year old boy,  the son my the best man.,  and the other one is a darling little girl who was only born 6 weeks ago,  so will be just 16 months old on my wedding day.

    i am ordering special favors for them,  and a little bag of treats thats age appropriate for both of them.  the venue is charging me half price for the boy,  who will have a menu made just for him to choose from,  and the baby meal actually wont be charged for at all,  she will have what her parents wish,  but obviously a very small portion …..

    I realise that she may still be on baby food,  and her mum is more than welcome to bring her own food, but in no way is she expected to bring anything,  i will be letting her know in good time that her baby WILL be catered for,  if  she is on proper food by that time. 

     

     

    Post # 15
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    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We are not inviting any guests to our wedding ceremony in Las Vegas, but we’re definitely not inviting children to our reception when we return home. The only exception will be my sister’s baby who is due in September (so he/she will be 1 month old then). We really don’t want to deal with them misbehaving.

    Post # 16
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    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Well were NOT having kids except our neice and nephews…which is alot Fiance has 6 nephews and 2 neices oldest is 10 youngest is 9 months! They are the only kids invited and only 2 of them are actually in the wedding party…ring boy is our godchild and flower girl is the oldest of the two girls. We made sure to put adult reception only! Also, any children under 5 dont count in our head count so 4 of the 8 are not counted because they are 5 or under.

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