(Closed) Inviting Children to the wedding.

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you already have kids in the wedding party, then whats a few more? Like I’ve said before, when it comes to peoples kids, they can get offended very easy. So if they see other kids there, and you told them no to theirs…it could cause drama.

Post # 4
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827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are only having nieces and nephews at our wedding. We are not inviting cousins’ kids or any other kids for that matter and everyone I’ve spoken seems like that’s what they were planning on anyway. Some cousins and friends have told me they wouldn’t bring their kids anyway because it’s their night out to have fun. I think most people realize that not all brides and grooms want a million kids at their weddings, especially considering the price you pay per person.

Post # 5
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3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

It is really up to the bride and groom if they want children there or not. But be prepared if you choose not to invite kids that some people might decline to come.

Post # 6
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4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think it’s ok not to have other children there besides the ones in the wedding party, but you do have to prepared for some drama to follow.

Post # 7
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828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think that if the only children are either the children of the people getting married or they are the flower girl and ring bearer then the guests will be okay with them being there. But you said five kids, so if you are having that many you should invite the other children too.

Post # 8
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1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Ashley_B:  I agree kids will keep the other kids occupiued at the reception and are you getting married in a church? most churchs having crying rooms that parents can bring their children if they start to act.  The ushers can pass out colouring books and crayons pre cermony I have a template if you are interested?

Post # 9
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46403 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

People who get offended because their children are not invited to a wedding, need to get a grip, and a book- of Etiquette. Not every affair is meant to be suitable for small children. Sometimes adults like to have an adult evening.

These people had the pleasure of enjoying  formal or semi-formal events without other people’s children in attendance, now it’s their turn to leave their children at home with a sitter, or take them to the grandparents’. Trust me, the children will not be scarred for life.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We didnt have kids at our wedding and not because we didnt want them but because we could not afford it.  No one minded and I feel that if people truly care about you, they will understand, find a sitter and have a blast with you on your day. 

Post # 11
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2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@julies1949:  I agree 100%, consider it a fun night out with your hubby and loved ones. 

Post # 13
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Since you are inviting other children I think you need to set some sort of cut off point. For instance, you could make a restriction based on how close of a family member the children are. IE you could specify to anybody who has a problem that your nieces/nephws would be allowed, but children of your cousins/other extended family are not. You could also set an age restriction. The age restriction is the easiest way to do it. Other than that if your invited children are involved with the wedding (flower girl/rign bearer/ushers) that could be a great specified reason to only have them there.

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