(Closed) Grrrr…Kids at the Wedding…

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Not all 2 year olds will just scream constantly…

Could they or would they be willing to find a sitter?

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Evie19: And a sitter is not an option?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

you could always hire a sitter for the ceremony and the dinner part of the reception if it’s really a huge deal! I’ve been designated sitter for a few relatives weddings (that i wasn’t super close with that is) and they always seemed a lot happier for it!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Is there anyway to not invite the little one?  We are having this problem too but just made the decision that we didn’t want two screaming 1 year olds at our wedding (my fiance’s cousin’s twins). So we invited the aunt, uncle, and two cousins but not the twins and just figure if they ask (which they won’t because that’s extremely rude) we would just tell them that we’re not having children under 12 at the wedding except the wedding party.  I know they’re going to be a little upset but I also know the cousin’s parenting skills and she won’t keep them quiet or take them out if they start to cry during the ceremony and I just don’t want to deal with it.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Is there a reason that the kids HAVE to be invted? FI’s cousins have kids under 2 as well and we’re already trying to put the kai-bosh on them getting ideas that the kids are invited. He’s been suggesting sitters and/or family members from the other side of their familes that aren’t invited to our wedding and saying “it’ll be a night out for the adults”…

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I agree if you dont want them there you could hire a sitter. Other than that, I would say, have someone explain that you dont want young children there, and see if the family with the younger kids say under 16 could find a sitter and come without them lol. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@Evie19:  Thats kind of unfortunate (about bad feelings and history that would cause it) I hope everything turns out well!! Try not to stress about it if your Fiance wants them there. And if they do act up on the day of, just try your hardest to ignore it!! 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Evie19: There is nothing wrong with having an age limit for your wedding. Ours is 13. If you are under 13, you can not come. Plain and simple.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Why not only invite children of the wedding party? I think it would be completely acceptable for you to tell cousins that their children cannot come as long as you don’t invite any across the board. 

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