(Closed) Family drama- help! a little long…

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Meliss1007: Your excuse is perfect! Newborns should not be around loud music and people who will be partying. Truth be told, the 7yo may need a babysitter too. Declare it a no kids wedding and expect evil brother to throw a “if baby can’t come neither can we”. Call his bluff and say “we will miss seeing you there”. But really play upon the mommy that the reception will not be good for her baby.

Post # 4
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2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Flower girls don’t count as ‘children’, they’re the bridal party.  Also, it’s OK to make exceptions for children with parents traveling from far away without offending anyone.  I didn’t invite children to my evening wedding, except for my flower girls / junior bridesmaids and one cousin who was about 8 and had traveled with his parents 5 states away for the weekend. 

Post # 5
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7490 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I understand the bad blood with the brother, but I kind of think if you invite one niece/nephew you kind of have to invite the others- its not like friends kids.  If I was the one with the baby I might be offended.

Post # 6
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MerryWidow:  This.  We’re not inviting children to our wedding, except the ring bearer, who is 4.  The next youngest is 13, and she is reading in the wedding.  We’ve explained this to people and so far, no one has complained.  We’ve joked with a couple of people that it’s going to be their great romantic “vacation/night out” away from the kids.  They like that idea!

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