(Closed) Is it rude to ask that no kids be at the wedding…

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is it rude to ask that no kids be at the wedding?
    rude : (26 votes)
    10 %
    completely reasonable : (235 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 78
    2776 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @anemonie: Also agreeed thats why at my ceremony we will have kids or no one would be  able to show up.  Plus kids are always making people hop up and dance at our family things.

    Post # 79
    9417 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We had a kid free wedding and I don’t regret it at all. We just put “adult reception to follow” in small type at the bottom of the invite. I know it’s not 100% proper etiquette but I honestly didn’t feel like calling 50 people to explain that little johnny is not invited. And we only had a handful of people that were not able to attend because of it.

    Post # 80
    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @bestbuddies:  Completely different situation. 

    It’s your wedding day, and truthfully, a lot of my adult guests that have children will be planning on having sitters watch their kids.  In fact, my cousin’s two children will be my flower girl and ring bearer, and she’s hired a sitter for them after dinnertime, when they’ll likely be heading to bed shortly.

    As other pp’s have said, if your wedding is important enough to your family/friends, then they’ll find babysitters or make accommodations for their children for the evening.  The only case where I could see this being a problem is for newborn babies, in which case I’d make it clear that if said baby starts crying during the ceremony, the parents know to take him or her to a different area of the church/venue. 

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