(Closed) Please tell me I’m not the only one having kids at my formal wedding.

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m allowing kids of the bridal party (ages 1 month to 2). There’s only about 4 of them. I don’t find myself annoyed with kids but I also have a 1 year old daughter.

Post # 4
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You are not the only one having kids at a formal wedding 🙂 We are too, probably between 40-50 And we are getting married on New Years Eve. We love kids, and couldn’t imagine not sharing our day with them.

Post # 5
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know if you’d call my wedding formal, because the venue is funky (an architectural artifacts shop) and I will be DIY-ing the cake, but everything else will be pretty formal. We are having kids although I was a little “eh” about it at first because, um, hundreds and hundreds of artifacts? The shop is high end, so even though some of it is of questionable taste, it’s still worth a lot. 

In the end, I decided that we don’t know enough hyper kids for it to be a problem. The only two that might cause issues will be with older siblings who are used to being their keepers, haha. I do want to do a fun little kids table for them. I loved Mrs. Sprinkle’s kids’ table, that’s where I’m getting all my inspiration! 

Post # 6
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1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Our wedding is “destination”, since everyone has to fly in and stay the weekend.  Fiance has lots of little ones on his side of the fmaily…(24 kids under the age of 10).  We rented a room across the hall from the reception and hired professional babysitters to watch all the little dinkos. They’re bringing sleeping bags and the sitters provide toys and a TV and DVDs and they order pizzas.

I don’t mind kids at weddings too much, but 24 of them was more than I wanted.  I surely don’t care about kids at OTHER people’s wedding, I just didn’t want them at my own.  I’m sure your guests won’t mind.

Post # 7
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646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re having kids at our formal wedding!  I can’t imagine not inviting them (although I totally understand why others choose not to) since all of my family is Out of Town.  If I didn’t invite kids, most of my family wouldn’t be able to come.  The kids in our families are all well behaved, and I love seeing them all dressed up!

Future Mother-In-Law is really fighting me on the kid issue, and I’m looking forward to showing her how awesome the kids in my family are, haha.

Post # 8
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

We’re having little ones at our wedding.

I believe in the “weddings as cycle-of-life” events, so to me, having them at a formal wedding just makes sense culturally. Also, most of our guests are out-of-town, so I can’t imagine asking them to travel 2,000 miles AND find a place for their kids. We’ll have a kids’ table or some activities set up so that they have something to do.

Post # 9
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549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

ME ME ME!! I agree completely, and LOVE seeing kids at weddings.  We are having about 15 kids, and are doing up gable boxes with a bunch of activities for each child (colouring book, crayons, playdoh, bubbles, dinky cars, slinky etc) all from the dollar store, but lots of stuff to keep them busy if they get busy!!  ENJOY the children!

Post # 10
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1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

my wedding is not formal but im having kids in my wedding. we have a seven yo daughter that we love and is having a big part in our wedding. my brothers and his brothers all have kids, more than one. all of our friends have kids. i cant imagine my wedding without kids. we are both teachers and kids are part of our every day life

Post # 12
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525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I live in the land of kids (ie Italy). It would be sacrilege not to allow them here… or better yet, it wouldn’t look and sound like a wedding without the kids.

Post # 14
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523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t know if my wedding is formal, but it is pretty traditional. We are definitely having kids. Of course I am an elementary school teacher so maybe I’m just used to kid behavior. Plus I remember going to family weddings as a kid and loving them. Getting a picture with the bride was like getting a picture with the Queen of England. 🙂

Post # 15
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2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we arent but the babysitter idea was something we toyed with since its an Out of Town wedding for practically everyone. if you have the space you might think of just having a room with some movies playing some coloring books, etc to keep them occupied if they start melting down in the reception hall. weddings are only so interesting to kids until they get tired or bored.

also think of having space if there are any nursing mothers in attendance?

Post # 16
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I can’t imagine not having/wanting kids at any wedding. I just have never been to a wedding like that — ever.

That said, I do like the option of having a kid’s room and have seen them done before. I think it provides a nice option for both parents and kids, who may not want to be at the dancing/party part the entire time.

 

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