(Closed) Do you find that adults only weddings are less accepted in small towns?

posted 4 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
705 posts
Busy bee

yes, I do see that. There can be a lot of difference how things are done, different cultures different ideas.

Post # 3
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’ve never been to an adult wedding but I live in a larger city so maybe that’s why?

Post # 4
1786 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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mauvebride :  I live in a rural town in the Midwest, and yes – child free weddings are viewed as “mean” or “rude.” We had an adults-only post elopement celebration and we received some flack from relatives about it, and my SIL threw a fit about us not inviting her 5 year old. Our reception was on a boat, in the evening, with an open bar. It didn’t feel appropriate for kids so the only person under 18 that was allowed was DH’s 14 year old half sister. Guests were understanding for the most part given the venue we hose, but had it been anywhere else it would have been frowned upon.

All other weddings here are child friendly. My Brother-In-Law literally had someone dress up and make balloon animals for kids at his wedding. Many wedding DJs even play kids music like Disney songs. I’m not a huge fan of it personally, but it is what it is. We have a 1 year old of our own now and she’s always invited to weddings. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone aside from us have a child-free wedding in our family/social circle. 

Post # 5
13552 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’m from a big city and actually don’t think I’ve ever attended a totally child free wedding. They seem to be uncommon in my circles. Often just nieces and nephews are included, but my kids have been invited to a number of our cousins’ affairs. 

Post # 6
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Adult only weddings are the norm where I live (regional city of about 100, 000 people)

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