(Closed) No-kids policy advice.

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
1521 posts
Bumble bee

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@queencharlotte04:  exactly just be positive dont think they arent your friends if they cannot show that is all. when you make restricitions like that some ppl see it as an ultimatum, me personally i dont mind taking my lil one to a sitter but some moms do.

Post # 18
1521 posts
Bumble bee

btw u won me over with sex and the city analogy!

Post # 19
7638 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ah, I just noticed that some are flying in. Now this is hard, because some people (including me) are very picky about child care and won’t leave their kids with just anyone (not even a professional service – it is much more comforting if you know the person). So in a strange city, babysitting options are much harder. Some people might appreciate you organising a trusted babysitter to mind all the kids. On the other hand, if they’re just flying in for the wedding, many people can leave their kids with relatives for a single night.

I think you’ve really got to phone each of your friends and ask what they’re likely to want to do. Because every parent is different.

Post # 20
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The only kids we had were nieces and nephews. My local friends and family were all good with it because they wanted a night out for themselves. I was a little worried about 3 friends who would have to fly, but they all made it! Two of the friends came without their husbands- who stayed home and watch the kids. The 3rd friend came with her hubby and had family back home watch the kids. I totally would have understood if they couldn’t make it because of childcare, but luckily they all did. The other thing to think about is, if they do bring their kids that’s an even bigger expense for them (plane tix), so they may not even want to anyway. Regardless, the majority of people have no problem with kid free weddings and will not have an issue with it.

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