Post # 1
My fiancé and I are getting married this month and we got a couple response cards back that indicate the couples were going to bring their children to our reception, however we did NOT invite children to our wedding. The envelope was addressed specifically to the couple only. How do we respond to these people? We don’t want their children coming but we also don’t want to hurt their feelings. What is the proper way to handle this situation?
Post # 3
what is your reasoning behind not having children there? explaining this reasoning to the parents may be a good idea, however you risk the parents not being able to come to the wedding.
it’s your wedding, if you don’t want children present, they don’t need to be…just remember, this is your wedding…
Post # 4
I don’t recommend getting into the reasons you are not having children at the wedding. Once you start down that path, they will come up with every excuse in the book why it won’t be a problem for their children.
Call them up- tell them you only have 2 seats reserved in their name and that unfortunately you are unable to accomodate the children.
They can make the decision if they want to get a sitter and attend or not get a sitter and not attend the wedding.