(Closed) Is this asking tooo much ?!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Seems reasonable…..

What age are we talking?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, I think it’s rude.  If you’re allowing guests to bring their children, you can’t banish them to another room. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve had a few friends do this, just make it known to parents ahead of time. Some may not be willing to leave t heir child with a babysitter they’re not familiar with and may opt to just leave the child at home with a babysitter they are familiar with.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I find it a little rude.  Personally, I would not bring my child to a wedding as I find them to be adult events,.  BUT if my chid was invited to a wedding and then upon arriving was told that she was not allowed at all in the room that I was, instead had to spend the evening in a room wih strangers, I’d have a problem with that!  Why not just have an adults only reception?  Also, guests should be tld of the arrangement ahead of time.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Sorry, definately rude if you don’t let them know before hand. Young kids generally would take time to settle in  with a stranger in a strange place. And I am not sure how comfortable I would be just dropping them somewhere with someone I didn’t know. If my kids are invited I am expecting them to be with me, I would either stay with them in the seperate room or consider leaving if I showed up with them and found out when I got there that they were expected to go in a seperate area.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@rbuchanan09:  I understand.  I just think if you didn’t want the kids to run around and make noise than you should have not invited kids to the wedding. 

ETA:  Your reasons for putting them in the other room are EXACTLY the reasons we’re not inviting any children to the wedding at all, so I totally understand your concerns! 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think most children would LOVE to have an area to play in rather than being resticted in another by their parents but as other PP’s said make sure you inform the parents so that they are aware of your plans and they are then free to choose what they would like to do with their children. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Well If I was an 11 year old kid, and I had to sit in a separate room with the babies I would be pissed and bored. My RSVPs are all back as of yesterday, and I was surprised to find out the most people are not bringing their children. They are using the wedding as a “date night”.  I think I have 4 children total coming. Those four people are from out of town and do not have a choice.  

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it’s a good idea.. that way parents can still bring their little darlings, note the sarcasm, but enjoy the reception as well.. you’re providing a free babysitter to them, I would think they’d like the idea. Then again, I don’t have any kids.. but I think if I did I’d enjoy being able to have someone watch them.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Be aware that some folks don’t like strangers to watch their children though.  What happens if you have a guest like that? 

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