(Closed) Is it rude? (kids related)

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@PennyLainne: I think as long as there is a clear line “i.e. family kids only” then it should be fine.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

No, just make sure you make the line clear. These are your neices and it’s completely understandable that you would want them there. But if you do want to avoid having any negative comments you could have them in the wedding and then you can say that only children who are invited are those that are in the wedding.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not at all. It’s family, and I think most people understand that. That said, if you invite your sisters’ kids and not, say, your cousins’ kids, that might raise questions unless those children are in the bridal party or something. I think it’s generally understood though that when you go to a friend’s wedding as opposed to family, your kids are not invited unless specified.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Thats what we did

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t think so. I’m only inviting close family children. Kids can’t really appreciate the wedding ya know?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I vote nope.  Your wedding, your day, do what you please.

Post # 9
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Newbee

Not rude at all.  Family is important to have there, not that other kids aren’t important, but it’s just not the same.  Parents should understand.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I vote no because the children of your family members are your family too…I mean obviously you want your nieces and nephews there.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

No it is not rude for a host to invite the guests that they choose.  I also don’t think the rule has to be something tangible like family only.  The rule could be people we are close to.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Some people have the “all or nothing” mentality when it comes to kids and weddings but I don’t agree with it. If you have children that are close to you and you want to include them then you should be able to without offending your friends with kids. If I were in the friends position, I would totally understand that you’d want your blood relatives there and I wouldn’t be offended that you didn’t invite my offspring. Then again, I also wouldn’t bring my (hypothetical) kids to a friends wedding even if they were invited. So, no, it’s not rude. Invite who you want to invite. If your friends are that unnecessarily irritated over having to leave their kids at home then they can make the decision to not attend. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m voting no, it wouldn’t be rude. I’m unapologetically inviting some children and not others. The children that are invited are not necessarily only family either. I’m basing the decision on how we well know the kids and how enjoyable the event will be for each particular child.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We invited the siblings kids and no others.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Not at all.

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