Post # 1
So, I was Maid of Honour at my best friends wedding this weekend.
I just have to say, what the heck is wrong with parents these days?
My FI was not one bit convinced to cut kids at our wedding and now he’s 100% for it.
The ceremony was in a big church. She didn’t have a flower girl or ring bearer because she didn’t want kids involved, which doesn’t make sense since kids ruined it anyways. Infants screamed their bloody faces off (about 3 or 4 of them) and small children made noises. The bride at one pointed looked at me and had this look on her face like “omg shut them up!”.
WHY do people not take their crying children out? Everyone has been telling me that kids are fine at weddings and blah blah blah. Then I go to my first wedding in yeaaars and it’s a disaster.
Oh and then at the reception there were so many kids that the DJ started playing “Im a gummy bear”. Kids were rolling around on the dance floor and one knocked a standing tripod strobe light over, it came crashing to the ground and almost squashed another kid.
I’m well aware that there are some good parents and well behaved kids. But sometimes even the best behaved kids can go nuts when theres other crazy kids around.
Post # 3
@ashescats: Wow. Just wow. I can’t believe the parents didn’t remove their kids!
Post # 4
I do not understand the parents who stay there when the child is crying. Do they tune it out? Do they think it’s rude to get up in the middle of the ceremony and take the child elsewhere?
Post # 5
@ashescats: I went to a wedding this last summer where toddlers yapping and babies screeching obscured the vows and most of the ceremony. Whenever that happens, I just want to yell at the parents and ask how they’d have felt if that had happened on their wedding day. Children need some freedom, but parents need to step in and parent!
Post # 6
The insitution of parenting has dissolved to a state lower than animal husbandry, I know that there are exceptions to every rule, but I haven’t attended a single wedding that didn’t include some wild little boy or girl running loose through the reception hall picking food off everyone’s plate, sticking their fingers in the cake or eyeing the gift table like the summit of Mount Everest while their oblivious parents look on dolefully and say something like, ” Oh, aren’t they cute?”
To you parents with lovely children that you keep an eye on, I’ll buy you a drink!
Post # 7
That’s why I’d have a no children policy unless they are neices and nephews who will listen to every word they are told. Everyone else, keep your kids with someone else or just RSVP “no”.
Post # 8
Ugh. Just walk out with your kids. Please, please, please. Everyone is there to hear the bride and groom proclaim their love for one another, not your babies crying.
There will be no kids at my wedding.. lol
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Oh boy, I am worried about the same thing! There are so many kids in my family and friend’s families that I can’t really tell them that kids aren’t allowed. Also, most of our our bridal party has kids (both of my sisters have girls and one of my nieces is the flower girl). We are also having the wedding at Disney…how can you say no to kids going to Disney, lol…I think we will just see what happens. I really do feel for you…when parents don’t remove their crying kids from the movie theater, my blood pressure rises, lol.
Post # 10
Ugg. I hate these posts. We have 40+ children on our invite list and I’m dreading the circus. Don’t get me wrong, I love kids and couldn’t imagine getting married without my little cousins or future niece and nephews. However, we are now have a critical mass of little ones and we are scared at how their parents will keep them in line. We hope by telling parents that there is no crying room (so they have to remove the child into 100 degree heat) and all kids 1-12 will be seated downstairs with a babysitter during dinner might help keep it more grown up.
Post # 11
This is crazy……I’m thinking of having no kids….ugh!
Post # 12
We’re only having the kids in the wedding party, a couple of people were really annoyed about the no kid rule but honestly, most were more than happy to get a sitter and have an adult night!!
Post # 13
Oh wow. I love kids, but that’s just ridiculous. Does no one actually parent anymore?
Post # 14
i’m so glad we had no kids at our wedding.
i went to a friends wedding once, there were kids, during their vows to each other one kid went up and started banging on the organ…. and noone went over to stop him! it was rediculous, we coudn’t hear the vows or anything after that.
a wedding is not a place for kids.
Post # 15
That’s exactly why I didn’t have little kids at my wedding except our 4 year old niece who was the flower girl. I’ve seen too many weddings with screaming babies and little kids knocking stuff over. I had to bribe my niece to walk down the isle without throwing a tantrum. Also… there is NO WAY I would have allowed my DJ to play any kiddie songs about gummi bears lol!
Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
If parents would just pay attention to and control their children it wouldn’t be an issue. Also, if parents know their child cannot behave and listen then they should not bring to the wedding anyway. If parents would do that then brides wouldn’t be having adults only receptions.