(Closed) QUESTION: What to do about the “no kids” with FI’s “godchildren”?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What should we do about inviting the "little terrors?"
    Just invite them and hope both the terrors and their parent's behave. : (2 votes)
    22 %
    Don't invite the terrors and hope the wife doesn't become outraged at us. : (4 votes)
    44 %
    Get FI to talk to best buddy, let them decide and let the chips fall as they may. : (3 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Sounds to me like you’re not really having a no-kids event, to be honest.  You’re bringing in all of your first cousins, and it sounds like you don’t feel like you can be stern with FI’s godchildren.  This is YOUR wedding.  It’s up to you to decide if you and your fiance welcome children or not, however I don’t think it’s fair to cherry pick which ones you’re okay with coming. 

    Post # 4
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Fiance and I are going through this and usually I would say to stick to your guns and not invite them. Thats what we are doing.. BUT you are having other children there. You cant say its okay for some kids to come but yours cant because they are little devils lol. So I think it needs to be no kids or kids are welcome. IMO

    Post # 5
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We’re having adults, with the exception of some teenage cousins that are family. I think you could stick to the “no kids except family” if you’re really worried about them. It might be better to have Fiance talk that over with his Boyfriend or Best Friend before you send the invite, just so they know it’s coming.

    Post # 6
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    “No kids except family” is agreat idea. my wedding was also no kids except family

    Post # 7
    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I agree with @KristenGotMarried:.  If other children will be there, you should invite their children as well.

    Post # 9
    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I tried to go with no kids without writing it on the invitations, and honestly, I’ve found it to be very hard to stick to.  Some of our guests can’t get sitters/are too paranoid to leave their kids with a sitter (and frankly, I’m sure I will be someday too).  So I just released my control-freakness grasp and said ok to those who asked me if they could bring their kids and had a legitimate reason.  🙂

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