Post # 1
I’ve noticed that a lot of bee’s use this to vent and I think its a good idea.
My fiancé and I decided to limit the # of children invited to the wedding to that of our close family. We rented a separate room where we will be providing childcare for all of those kids. Well we recently started to give our invites and a distant cousin who we never see complained that her children were not invited and made a huge deal. I feel horrible! I don’t understand why people make a big deal about an adult reception. It also seems that those who are allowed to bring their kids don’t like the idea that the kids will be in a separate room. I just feel that we can’t win…and its very frustrating.
Does it get any easier bee’s?
Post # 3
it sounds harsh but they will eventually get over it… stick to your decisions and don’t let people influence what you want in your big day!
Post # 4
My brother and his wife only invited children of close family to their wedding but I think that can be a sticky situation. It looked as if the parents whose children weren’t invited didn’t have a good time. As if they were wondering why there were some kids there and not their own.
Personally, I know I am having an adult only reception because kids seem to ruin it. The one wedding I went to, the kids were running around between the two bars and were pulling on the curtains that were hanging on the walls for decoration. I think parents should see an adult only reception as a chance to get away for the evening just as husband and wife. No one is ever obligated to invite children, and though it can hurt some people’s feelings, it really shouldn’t.
Just ignore the people who aren’t happy with your decision because you won’t please everyone. They will always find something to complain about!!