Post # 1
Our destination wedding will be small, about 50 people and no kids except immediate family. I have 4 nieces and nephews on my side (all are my sister’s kids) and Mr. C has 1 niece. They will be the only kids at the wedding, even though some of the other invitees will be leaving children at home if they can make it. Is it rubbing it in to those folks if we spotlight the presence of the invited kids by giving those old enough a role in the ceremony?
Post # 3
I don’t think so. We’re doing the exact same thing. We’ll have 3 FGs and 2 RBs, but no other kids. I think it’s your wedding and you should have it however you want. Of course, I’m sure someone will follow this up with an opposite point of view 😉
Post # 4
we did the same thing. we had 2 fg’s and then our other 3 nieces/nephew came but left early. we wanted immediately family in our pictures. We also couldn’t afford $40 per kid, at about 30 kids…..sorry! and the people who didn’t get to bring their kids enjoyed the night off. keep in mind though, destination weddings are harder – people would have to find sitters for longer periods of time as opposed to one night. they may not be able to come. you could offer some sort of sitting service for those who can’t leave their kids for that long, and have sitters avail to them at the hotel. not that you’d have to pay for it.