- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I am starting to work on save the dates so I am going over my guest list again and I have an issue I can’t make a decision on. We are inviting all family kids, but were not planning on inviting our friend’s kids or parent’s friend’s kids. We were happy with this plan but I have a couple families that I can’t decide on, and then it will make it weird for one other couple as well.
The first two couples are friends of my parents since I was a kid. When I was in high school I started babysitting for their kids (5 between the two families). I babysat for all of them all through high school and then when I was back in town after I left for college, I was pretty close to them at the time. My parents are still close to their parents so they are on the guest list, but I’m not sure about the kids. It seems strange not to invite them because I was close to the parents because of them, but then I am breaking my no kids rule. Three of the five are actually in college (18-19) so they would be their own invitation anyway, but they other two are 15. I don’t want to offend anyone else who leaves their kids at home, but all the other children are much younger, which is why we don’t want to include them all. With just our families we have about 30 kids ages 1-10 invited and our friends add about another 20 toddlers. The only people with kids even close to the same age or who would know they are kids of a non-related guest is another friend of my parents with 2 middle school age boys, so I would feel bad not inviting them even though I am not as close to that couple or their kids.
Anyway, sorry for the rambly post, but any advice? Invite the 5 I used to babysit or not? What about the other 2 that I am not close to? Invite them just to not offend their parents?