- 10 years ago
I have noticed at bridal showers and weddings that many young mothers tote their babies along. And, the way they act, it is almost like they want their baby to be the star. They pass the baby around, show them off, people gather round and coo……..and in at least two cases, the bride was horrified. Now, one of my close friends did bring her baby to a wedding we went to, and the baby did not make a peep. At the reception, she just set his carrier on the ground and let him sleep. It was fine.
I only ask because I don’t know how to tell people politely, “Hey, don’t bring your kid” The thing is, the reception is not going to be “Adults Only” as there are some kids attending, in addition to the groom bearer and flower girl, who are both pretty well behaved. So, I can’t say “No kids” because that is technically not truthful.
Probably the closest girl that we really want at the wedding has a 2 year old boy, who she told me about chasing him around the church at a recent funeral. She is also expecting, and due only a month before our wedding. Her parents are also invited to the wedding. She does have other family in town that she could leave them with if need be. I plan to be very careful with the wording on the invites, but I also fully expect that she would completely ignore that and bring them anyway.
There are a couple of other girls who have had children in the past couple of years that would likely be the same way. I just don’t know how to say it, without seeming rude you know. I would hope the invitations would be clear enough, but like I said, I fear that we’d have to come out and point blank tell them so to not take a chance.