Post # 1
This is in no way an indictment of those who choose to have a child-free wedding, but with all the posts out there about no kids at the wedding, I’ve been thinking lately about how excited I am to have children at my wedding.
I couldn’t imagine getting married without my niece there – she’s the love of my life (other than fiance, of course), and she’s always the life of any party. Then there’s my young cousins that I basically raised who would love to see me get married. I’m also so excited to see all of my friends and families’ children at the wedding! Not to mention all the kids’ games I get to set up at the reception that I totally won’t play with myself…
Post # 3
One of the best parts of our wedding was all the kids at the reception, rocking out on the dance floor and obviously having a blast. It is a sure-fire way to get the party going!
I have two favorite “kid moments” that stand out in my memory: my brother’s fiance has three little nieces who were all dressed alike, and the youngest one (~2) was out there on the dance floor, in her own little world, just concentrating with all her tiny might on stepping on the moving colored lights. It was so precious!
The other really cute moment was when I saw a friend’s two little girls (~5 and ~1-2) sitting face-to-face on two chairs and sipping lemonade out of the same cup with two straws. The older sister of this pair is often kind of jealous of her baby sister, so it was a total Awwwwww! moment to see them like that.
I know not all Bees feel the same, but I could not imagine having a wedding WITHOUT kids!
Post # 4
We didn’t invite kids. Neither of us are especially close to any kids, nor are there any kids attached to our immediate families, and there were more than 30 kids under the age of 5 attached to our guest list. We only had about 90 people attend our wedding, and I didn’t want it to feel like a preschool.
Post # 5
We don’t have any friends with kids yet, or any really young children in our close families, so we had a child free wedding. However, in your situation, I could see it being fun!
Post # 6
I’m super excited to have kids at my wedding! I am having a small parade of flower-girls and ring-bearers!!! I’m hoping to have 10, just in the wedding party, plus 2 junior bridesmaids! We could have up to and possibly more than 50 kids ar our wedding. It will be an outdoor, tent, party WITH a bouncy house!! I pretend that the bouncy house for the kids.. but really, I will definitely be in it at some point!
Usually, those precious moments of kids are what get the party started! 🙂
Post # 7
I have 13 nieces and nephews so there’s no way we were having a childfree wedding. Some of my favorite photos/memories are of the kids! My nephew (ring bearer) tebowed down the aisle in the recessional and everyone LOVED that. Three of my nieces (all 7) were flower girls and they were SO gorgeous and danced the night away! I always think that pictures of kids at weddings are the best kind!
Post # 8
Yes. Kids make uo a vast majority of fi’s family so I am pretty excited they’ll be there to share in the fun with us.
Post # 9
In general, I would say that I’d want a child free wedding. However… I have the most adorable second cousin IN THE WORLD! And I’d be really sad if he wasn’t there. I also have to super cute nephews who I never get to see. I tihnk I’m going for a baby free (no under 5) wedding so I can still have the kids in my life that I love available to me.
Other people’s kids though…. I don’t find cute, and i don’t want around.
Post # 10
Neither one of us has any nieces or nephews. No kids at all really that we are close to. Only people with children are some of my cousins and a few friends. So there might be some, but definitely not a lot.
Post # 11
I think it depends on how you feel about kids and/or how many kids there are in the family.
Post # 12
look at part 10:30 of my video …. The kids made my reception so joyful. I spent so much time dancing and chatting with them and they created so many of my favorite storys!
Post # 13
Over half our guest list is children under 12. Alot of our family and close friends have kids and my sisters are still children themselves so it wasnt an option for us to not have kids, we’re looking forward to seeing all the kids together runing around and dancing! It’s going to be a fun night =D
Post # 14
I’m excited about our 2 year old daughter being the flower girl! I’m wouldn’t say I’m ‘excited’ about all the other kids at our wedding, but I’m fine with it! There are a lot of kids among my fiance’s friends, so they are all invited…the only thing that bothers me is that I can’t invite more of my good friends b/c the kids take up so much room on the guest list!
Post # 15
I’m excited to have children at our wedding. I love the fact that we were able to book an old 1817 mansion and we get the full mansion to us for 12 hours. That means all the rooms upstairs and the ballroom etc…
The kids get to roam around the house and look for a secret hallway too! They won’t be stuck in one room with us and will entertain themselves but just imagine the photos of little girls dressed up in pretty dresses running around this historiacal place!
I also am excited about the little drawing packages (fun stuff for them to do) that I’m planning to make so the kids can do if they are bored 🙂
Post # 16
YES so excited! Those are the best pictures and kids are so much fun to dance with.
I’m tired of the anti-kids thing at weddings. I get it as in I comprehend it, but I don’t get it as in my wedding will not be that way.
If all the kids came (I know they wont) we could have 80-100 kids!!! eeek