Post # 1
We currently live in MN, but will be returning back home to MI in July to get married. I have always said that I do not want any kids at my wedding. However, I am running into somewhat of a dilemma in that all our friends that we would invite from MN have kids and want to use our wedding as a summer vacation with the kids. However, I come from a rather large family and if I allowed everyone to bring their kids, it would get way out of hand, not only with cost but chaos. My mom has a daycare just blocks from the reception hall that we thought about opening up for the reception with some of her workers, but I don’t know how parents would feel about that. I just don’t know what to do because I don’t think its ok to invite kids of some friends but not family members kids……HELP!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
@aabsolut12: You should go the daycare route. It’s a very nice gesture and in no way required. If the daycare is licensed and insured, the parents shouldn’t have a problem with it and you can make exceptions for nursing infants (not nursing toddlers) who are pretty much inseparable from momma.
Post # 4
I agree with what was just said. Go the daycare route.
Post # 5
Yah, just go the daycare route.
Post # 6
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
I wish we had an in-family daycare! We’re hiring babysitters for any kids, local, Out of Town, whatever. Fortunately I don’t think there will be any nursing infants. because I would not want them there either. (Yes, I know that means parents cannot come. That’s fine. I don’t want kids screaming during my wedding, and therefore I chose not to have any.)
Post # 7
While you can offer the day care option to parents, you certainly cannot force anyone to use it.
That being said, invite whomever you like and parents who are invited without their children can either accept or decline as they see fit.
I do suspect that many people will not want to leave their kids in an unknown, facility with unknown caregivers.