Kids in wedding but not at reception?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
47201 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ohana33 :  You can’t ask people, even children, to perform a service for you at your wedding, and then not host them to at least dinner. Children often go home after the meal.

Post # 3
3302 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

If they are in the ceremony they should be at the reception. Can you imagine the burden on the parent that has to take them from the ceremony to the sitter then return to your reception?


Post # 4
6828 posts
Busy Beekeeper

That would be rude. Kids aren’t props for your [his] pretty pictures. You are allowed to invite just family kids if that’s something you want, and you’re also allowed to have a totally kid free wedding.

By The Way I’m having a kid free wedding, so dont think I’m all about them kids or anything lol. 

Post # 5
3450 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Either have a child free wedding or invite the children to join the reception. So the parents are expected to arrange for them to be taken elsewhere or have to leave the reception bc of this? Sounds like a hassle. I’m all about no kids at weddings, niece and nephew included, but I also don’t think its fair to use them as photo props.

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