(Closed) Have you heard of child-less weddings?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We had one.  It caused drama.  But I don’t care, and am glad we stuck with it.  If you search through the boards you’ll see hundreds of other brides making the same decision.  It’s very common nowadays.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m surprised when people haven’t heard of it too.  We had an adults only ceremony and reception and it was GREAT.  Our venue wasn’t kid friendly anyways, but everything worked out for the best!  The people who did have kids were relieved to have a night out!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

this is very common.  where do you work that all of them haven’t heard of this?? so bizzare 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We had one and cause no drama. We didnt even have any kids in the wedding party. But then again none of our siblings have kids so it made it easier. Friends left their kids at home.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Of course i’ve heard of child-less weddings, I had one! Lots and lots of people have them.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have never been to a wedding with children. So yes, I have heard of them 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Most people I know prefer child-less weddings…

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve honestly not heard of them really before WB.  Where I grew up weddings are normally very family oriented affairs, including children.  

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had children at our ceremony but none at the reception. It caused some tension at first but honestly I wouldn’t have changed it for the world!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We aren’t having any children other than the two ring bearers at the wedding. Most of our guests are happy about it – they look forward to a night out without their kids!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My friends had a child-free wedding basically for the sake of keeping their guest count down. Regarding misbehaving children, I can definitely see why people would prefer to leave children out of it. I really don’t see why people would be offended, especially if it applies to everyone’s children and not just to a few people’s bratty kids! Your co-workers are crazy :p

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Never ever even knew that people did not invite children to weddings until WB.  Didn’t even know people did that!  I can’t imagine not having children as part of the celebration. 

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We aren’t having kids at the wedding, and honestly, I don’t care who it bothers.  It’s my wedding.  I don’t want screaming kids.  And to be fair, it only affected 2-3 of my guests.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I see a marriage as the joining of two families, and that includes children.  We had my cousin’s young girls, ages 7 and 8, several pre-teens (cousins’ children and my nephew) and several teen agers.  My step daughter opted not to bring her 4 boys so her husband and she could have a mini vacation and my son in laws two children, 3 and newborn could not be there because their mom had pneumonia, and they were truely missed.

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