Post # 1
And will you be giving them some sort of “entertainment”?
We invited 10 children (and their parents), to our wedding, and only 1 is coming (the parents of the other 9 are not coming either). We’ve told the parents of Child 1 that there are no other children attending, but they seem quite content to bring their child (and not get a child’s meal, but that’s a whole other issue). Anyway, my question is should I have some sort of activity book for him to work on during speeches and dinner? He’s 8. I had put together a little booklet with a maze and some colouring before we sent out invites as I expected to have more children in attendance, but I’m not sure if this is too childish, or even necessary.
Post # 3
I think there might be 5 kids at the wedding, maybe less. For the older ones I’m getting word searches and soduko puzzles (the 10 year old loves those) and for the younger ones I’ll pick up some $1 activity/coloring books and crayons for the others.
Post # 4
There will be 3, my two nieces who are our flowergirls, and FI’s nephew who is our ring bearer. Other than those 3 we specifically stated that our wedding was adults only. Together, Fiance and I would have over 30 little cousins and friend’s kids running around if we didn’t do this.
We are not providing any sort of entertainment for the 3 children that will be there. They will most likely either be dancing or playing with the photobooth props or something.
Post # 5
3 and we’re not having any entertainment for them.
Post # 6
@MapleLeafMel: zero. well, we invited zero. we’ll see if anyone tries to add any kids on their RSVP’s.
Post # 7
@TwoStatesBride: I’m a little jealous! (don’t tell our families that!!) if we were having a bigger wedding it would be child free for sure.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
We ended up with just 3 kids: my 2 nieces (flower girls, aged 4 and 2) and one cousin’s baby, about 6 months old I think?
There were also a few high schoolers, I think all were age 16 and up but I don’t really count them as kids at that point.
Post # 9
There were 5 kids at our wedding (our nieces and nephews), 2 9 year olds, 1 3 year old, 1 5 year old and a 10 month old. I thought about doing the activity books, but ran out of time. The baby slept the whole time and the others were fine without the activity books, they were dancing to the music the whole time.
Post # 10
There will probably be 10-15, all my fiancé’s cousins’ kids. I only have one friend with a baby, and no other family children.
Post # 11
@orchidaloha: i guess we just got kind of lucky. we only have one actual child in the family (my cousin’s son is 2), and my youngest cousin is 14 so that’s not a problem. we have another friend with a 2 year old out here where we live now but we didn’t end up inviting them at all. my cousin may try to add her son, but i doubt it.
Post # 12
We are most likely inviting 17 ( that’s if FI’s family can stop popping any more out in the next year LOL) and all but 2 will be below the age of 6 so I’ll have to put my Early Childhood degree to use to find some non-messy but engaging things for them to do.
Plus there’s always dancing LOL I’m not sure all of tehm will come because I have a lot of couples in my wedding party and most of the kids are theirs so some have said they might leave them home with a sitter.
Either way we are happy to have them if they want to come! 😉
Post # 13
We had a kid-free wedding so aside from the two FGs that were also immediate family members, we didn’t have any other kids. They got kids meals from our caterer which they loved (the usual chicken fingers + fruit) and we had a lot of desserts which they also loved. I didn’t have anything else for entertainment for them and their parents brought electronic devices.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center
If everyone comes I will be expecting 8 children btwn 3-11. They all relatively know each other so I am counting on them to entertain themselves
Post # 15
There will be about 12-15 kids, 5 of which are teens, 3 are babies, and the rest range in ages between. We won’t be providing entertainment for them, but are hoping they will provide us with some entertainment on the dance floor! All of the kids we are inviting are family, so there will be lots of cousins, aunts and uncles to keep them occupied (and keep an eye on them) so I don’t feel like I need to keep them entertained.
Post # 16
Just 1, FI’s niece (who will be 3 at the time of our wedding). She will be our flower girl, and her parents are both in our wedding party too. The next closest age will probably be FI’s cousin, who will be 14 (and is very well behaved).
We don’t actually have any kids aside from that in our family so we won’t be providing any special entertainment.