(Closed) No kids allowed at the Reception…

posted 10 years ago in Reception
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  • Post # 47
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I agree that you may get more declines that expected.  Where would children go for your Out of Town guests when they are OOT?  

    Post # 49
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We do not want any kids at our reception either and I know my family is going to loose their minds over it. How do you plan to handle the invites? Will you put “no kids” or something much better worded?

    Post # 51
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I agree with no kids at the wedding.  We’re only having the kids that are in the wedding at our wedding.  I think most people want an adult night out without the kids, especially if there’s an open bar;)

     

    Post # 52
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We had to be very specific with our wedding and say 21+ only. One of FI’s nephews is an acting out 16 year old. His mom raised him morman, and he’s doing everything he can to break the rules. I do NOT wan him sneaking drinks or my hot 23 year friends thinking he’s 18-20 very tall- easy mistake to make).

    We explained that our reception will not be a good place for anyone under 21, infant to teenager. We’re having 2 open bars, a huge dance floor, load of girls in short dresses, and loud music. Tell them making exceptions would go against your reasons for being adult-only anyway. 

    Post # 53
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m having 2: our ringbearer and flowergirl. Otherwise, no children. If people have a problem with that then they can RSVP that they will not be attending. 😉

    Post # 54
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m also not having children at my wedding, so I agree completly with your points. Some ppl with children like the kids to get attention at any time possible especially if alot of family and friends will be around. I told all the parents with small children, it’s my day and the only person that should get the ohhhs and awwwws is ME! Plus it’s open bar and parents and everyone else should have a good time and be free without worrying about the kids.

    Post # 55
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    we are not having any kids at our wedding at all even though we’d really like to have our two nephews who we are very close with there. but once you say “no kids” you have to stick to it. there really shouldn’t be any exceptions. people will get over it and find a sitter (a natural part of having kids after all) but if they get there and they see random kids at the wedding i think that’s where ill-feelings creep in.

    unfortunately, this seems to be an all or nothing situation. 

    Post # 56
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    The only kids we are inviting is my Fiance neice and nephew and my nephew (who are all in the wedding).  Also a very dear friend of mine’s daughter who will be 12 by then.  I’ve been a huge part of her life and I can’t imagine her not there.  Outside of these 4 we are not inviting any children.  I think 2 months should be plenty of time for my guests to find a sitter, if need be. 

    Post # 57
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I definitely  understand the no kids , We are having my 2 youngest  in the wedding  they will be 11, 13  however will not be staying the whole reception . AND i AGREE $25 a head for a childs plate ( which they arent going to eat ) is CRAZY !!!  I am making one exception though, for my sister who live in ND , my neice is 3 and she will not leave her in ND ( I dont blame her ) and everyone here she knows will be at wedding. As far as how everyone else feels , I am sorry you live in the area and can find a sitter. I will make the exception and take the “heat” to have my little sister there. But that is MY feelings , you should do whatever you feel is best for you and your Fiance on your wedding day !!  ( Also My niece isnt a terror LOL )

    Post # 59
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    we’re not having children at the ceremony or reception either. Besides my sister who is a Junior Bridesmaid, and my nephew who is the ring bearer..They will be 10 and 3 respectively. Other than those 2, there will be no children.  

    Post # 60
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I dont understand how parents could consider bringing their child to a wedding which is essentially a banquet gala with an alcoholic open bar and loud music…

    I assume if they see no problem in it they take them to night clubs as well?

    If you feel you have to bring your children to an Adult Only reception, dont go. It’s as simple as that. I have heard of children showing up when the couple has stated not to. Very poor way to show the marrying couple some respect!

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