Post # 1
We’re planning to have an evening formal reception. I personally feel that is not an environment for children. Everyone I know with children have either babies kids no older than 7. I want a child-free wedding. My Fiancé agrees but he wants his 4 yr old niece and 2.5 yr old nephew to be flower girl and ring bearer. I don’t want children in my wedding party, much less ones that young. We all know kids cause a scene at the most inconvenient times. We have only brushed on the subject but if it’s something he really wants, I don’t want to say no. In that case, how would you approach your Future Sister-In-Law about having her kids in the wedding party but not at the reception?
Post # 2
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
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
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
- 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.