(Closed) Long lost sisters invited?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You’re not a jerk! & its awesome that your sisters are coming :).

Did you tell everyone else “no kids”? If so, just let them know that. People here can help you how to word it nicely :). If you let some people bring kids, & others you don’t, that’s a little different.

Post # 4
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That is so funny!  My dad had 2 daughters before he had my brothers and myself and we didn’t even know about them.  He didn’t have anything to do with them and we grew up none the wiser until this past year.  One sister contacted my brother and the other sister contacted me.  They didn’t know about each other either, so it was completely coincidental.  I invited one sister to the wedding and I was so happy she was able to make it.  The other sister mentioned to my brother that she didn’t have the money or time to be able to make it to the wedding, so I didn’t invite her.

I think that it is perfectly fine to let them know that you are hosting an adult-only wedding.  Imagine how they would feel if they got there only to find out that they weren’t supposed to bring the children, they might feel pretty bad.  I would recommend doing it before they cuy any plane tickets or make any travel plans so they can take that into consideratbon. 

Post # 5
46680 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sometimes I think brides today are assuming far too much responsibility and expense for their guests. It is not your responsibility to provide a sitter.

Let tem know that they are perfectly welcome to bring their children on the trip if they choose but that you are having an adult reception and there will be no children.

Usually hotels can provide references for suitable sitters, bit in case that’s not the situation:


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