(Closed) FI doesn’t want kids at wedding…might need advice here (long)

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am having adults only at our ceremony and reception mainly due to a space issue. Almost all of my cousins have kids and I think kids are fun too, but we just cannot afford to have kids. Where we are holding our ceremony requires hiring police, bringing in port a potties because of OSHA laws if we go over our 85 person limit. We aren’t even having a flower girl or ring bearer.

We are considering hiring a sitter (which would be cheaper than police and port a potties) to watch the kids for the few hours out the day so the parents can be relaxed and have a good time. We have given at least 9 months notice so this should be no surprise to any family/friends.


Post # 5
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@catlin63: I would definitely hire a sitter and let the kids hang out at your hotel room, I would pay for 1 hour before and 2 after.. that way if mom and dad want some alone time after the wedding they can. I think many people will appreciate the night without kids. And the kids will appreciate disney and pizza more.

I would show them up not show them the door. Tell your Fiance that you and him can rock this wedding and show em how its done.


Post # 6
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

If you want kids to come have the kids come as long as it won’t break your budget. His reasoning doesn’t seem very rational. I recently went to a wedding where they hired a couple of girls to do crafts and things with the kids at the reception, which was awesome.  

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