(Closed) Kids At Weddings (When they have to come!)

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I recommend having a ‘kids only’ room if you have the space (or it can be done in a hotel room). Bring in pizza, movies and games for them. You can put an ad on sittercity.com or cares.com for a couple cheap sitters. That way they’re out of your hair, the kids are happy, and the parents can celebrate your wedding sans kids.

Post # 4
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Ashley_B: I know we’re doing a word search/crossword on the back of our programs for this reason.  We’re also doing a wedding activity book and have a cornhole board for the reception. There are lots of great threads around here for keeping little hoodlums angels occupied

Post # 6
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Ashley_B: is it wrong for you to say something when a kid is acting out of line….well no, but should you, no.

Hopefully you wont be paying enough attention to notice those little annoyances and parents can be kindly reminded/instructed (Maybe through the Program?) to leave if any child becomes fussy or agitated during any part of the ceremony.

I dont have kids, but put yourself in the parents’ shoes, and think how you might want to be approached about your “devil child.” lol

Best of Luck to you!

Post # 7
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

AHhhh I have this same problem. I am the youngest cousin, soooo allll my cousins have kids. and our wedding is out of town for everyone. so my suggestion was to have a room for the kids with pizza, movies, games ect… my dad thought that was rude and said no… soooo.. kids are invited….. makes me nervous!

Post # 8
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Ashley_B: DO you mean say something to the child or the parent?

If it is a niece or nephew that you’re close to, often babysit, and would usually reprimand when you were together, then I would say that yes you could tell them off if they were misbehaving. However, if you’re not that close to these children / their parents and you would not usually get involved in their behaviour management, then you can’t start having a say just because it is your wedding.

I’m sure that there will be so much happening that you really won’t even notice! Don’t worry about it!

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