(Closed) Just putting it out there….Kids at weddings..

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3075 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ashescats:  Wow.  Just wow.  I can’t believe the parents didn’t remove their kids!

Post # 4
5072 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@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
5950 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

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
1863 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
1709 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
3728 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

This is crazy……I’m thinking of having no kids….ugh!

Post # 12
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
4953 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Oh wow. I love kids, but that’s just ridiculous. Does no one actually parent anymore?

Post # 14
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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.

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