(Closed) Child-free wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1231 posts
Bumble bee

It sounds like you already put the word out and people know.

Not wanting kids around liqour, inappropriate language..umm, most people have parties (holiday, get togethers, just because) So i never found that to be a good reason. My parents had a party every summer, there was alcohol, Uncle Drunky always had a few too many, people had a good time. My ears are still ok. lol

In the end you WILL have kids there from your bridal party so to say you just didn’t find it to be a good setting for kids, kinda falls apart when you have your flower girl and ring bearer there. So just tell them budget constraints if you want to give a reason.

Its you party, you don’t want extra kids there for budget reasons, or just becuase, its your decision! Don’t let anyone boss you around. If they’re upset, oh well. They can throw a party of their own.

Post # 4
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I see this topic come up on here often. You will always have people who don’t understand your kid free wishes and be offended but its their problem and as the bride you must stand by your decision and move on to more important things. I wouldn’t of wanted 53 children at my wedding! Gosh that is a lot and you are making the right call.I can understand the children in the wedding and 13+ only. You are giving people a year in advance to plan and posting it on your site and your invites. You have covered all your bases it sounds like. Don’t worry much about how people will take it. It’s your day and if they can’t respect your decision..they they shouldn’t go!

Post # 6
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

People have feelings both way on this subject. When it comes down to it, you really don’t even have to give a reason if that is your choice. So don’t feel like you need to defend that choice.

We chose to have only children 12 and up for a variety of reasons, with the addition of our ringbearer. A couple of our guests chose not to attend because their children were not invited. I was disappointed, but I understood. Also, far more of our guests chose to make it a “night out” and really enjoy an adult evening. So it definitely goes both ways. 🙂

Post # 7
1231 posts
Bumble bee

@AMDP0412: Well then I would hope that she would know to leave the kiddos at home, especially if she knows alcohol will be served. Maybe you could give her a call and let her know that people will be drinking?

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