(Closed) How many kids came/are coming to your wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How many kids were invited to your wedding?

    None

    1 - 10 kids

    11 - 20 kids

    20+

    Too many!!! :)

  • Post # 17
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We are basically only invitng family since I have a big family and we are VERY close, my mom is 1 of 8 kids so that means 16 aunts and uncles just from my moms side of the family and we are trying to keep the wedding small at about 75! and I have several cousins that are young so we have opted to have no children at the wedding, mostly for budget purpose, but my aunt actually did this and she had a destination wedding and the family was good with it and I enjoyed the atmosphere with out the kids, it was quiet romantic and elegant which is what we are going for! I think that it is common for people to not include kids at the wedding my boss only invited select kids and she said she did not have any problems. But dont get me wrong I LOVE kids, that is my career lol. But i guess this may be easier for us than some since we are  in our early 20’s not many of our friends have kids and most my family said they enjoy going to weddings w/o the kids!

    Post # 18
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Our venue offered limited space, and my wedding was a black-tie-optional, evening event.  Beyond my FI’s two minor children (who were in the wedding) and the other three children in our bridal party, the only children we invited were our nieces and nephews, the children of my two matrons of honor (these children have considered me their aunt, and I have considered them my nieces and nephews for their entire lives), and the two minor children of two of my first cousins. In all, I believe we had 13 children ranging in age from three to 16. 

    Post # 20
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    @arabesque: If you end up needing an OC babysitter recommendation…I have a fantastic one that we use regularly.  But I totally get the need-a-relative mentality, so maybe it would be best to ask a teen cousin?

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would limit it by age or generation, if you want to allow some kids.  (e.g. cousin’s kids, but no second cousin’s kids…and no removed-cousin’s kids).  Good luck, sounds complex!!

    Post # 23
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We didn’t want any but we did have two there.  That was only because my cousin was able to make it as it worked out perfectly that they we coming through town durning a military move to Texas.  Thrilled she was able to come, but her kids were with her and I had to let them come. Worked out great, the kids were well behaved and so sweet.

    Post # 24
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t really want kids at my wedding, but I know if I don’t invite them half my family won’t be able to come, and I’d rather have them there with kids than not there. A few of my friends also have babies. I’m inviting those kids specifically, and then addressing invitations for church acquantinces with just the mom and dad’s name. If they decide to eschew etiquette (which is 92% likely) and bring them then I’m not going to die, but addressing them that way makes me feel better about it.  

    The only children who will be invited to the ceremony are those that are related to me and/or fiance or those who are attached to very good friends. I’m guessing there will be at least 20 (6 of which are my nieces and nephews). The reception will be in a church, where I will have a room with a TV showing a variety of Disney and Pixar movies for little ones, including a babysitter or two.

    I’m also contemplating putting paper over the tablecloths and letting people have at it with watercolors, but that is still in the “thinking about it” stage.

     

    Post # 25
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    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We are not having kids at pur wedding for 1 its a Destination Wedding and for 2 we both have too many kids in pur family…so we didn’t want the argument of who is going to be the flower girl or ring bearer…If we have a small cocktail reception when we return we might invite kids…but have them in a seperate area (with adult supervision) with activities away from the adults

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We’re not having any! If we invited kids, they would total 20% of our guest list and take up spots that could go to adults. We can only have 100 people at our venue, so that was the main reason for there being no kids. 

    Post # 27
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We’re inviting 20 kids (under 18) to the wedding. I hadn’t actually counted until just now!

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    There won’t be any kids at our wedding

    Post # 30
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    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We said no children except for family.  DH two nephews and my 3 cousins (10 and 13).

    Post # 31
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    We are planning on a big fat zero!

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