- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
New Bee here, although I have been following from long before I got engaged. I know there are a number of posts on this topic but none that really cover my issues.
We are having our reception in a tent on his parent’s property. We orignally were wanting to invite all of our families down to our second cousins (FI comes from a large very close family). But due to cost and space in the tent, we decided to only invite down to our first cousins and not their children to the reception. My issue is this, with this, we still will have 10 children at the reception. We have 5 first cousins, 2 nieces who are in the wedding and my godson who is in the wedding. My main issue is prior to cutting out the second cousins, I have asked my two second cousins to be flowergirls. I come from a small family and am close to my two second cousins more than some of my other family members.
I am concerned that people will be offended that there will still be children there and there children were unable to attend. Proir to making the decsion to include first cousins only, we had 31 children on our guestlist. What are peoples thoughts this? Would someone be offended to attend a wedding were your children weren’t invited but there were some children there? Our families are well known to eachother so everyone will know the children that are there are first cousins/bridal party.