(Closed) So, speaking of child-free weddings….

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 47
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@Wigglewagon:  then you would get a sitter for my wedding.  No banquet hall–hube beach house.  No rubbery chicken! A homecooked gourmet feast.

Open, fully stocked bar (no cheap liquor) with bartenders, kegs, red and whte wines

no organized announced dances or tossing of accessories. Just start drinking, strt eating, start dancing , keep drinking,and hang out.  Then, when we decide it’s time, we’re moving the party onto the beach for a bonfire. All the lightweights will be gone by then.  The rest of us will still be working on the bar while we roast marshmallows for smores and weinies for the late night hot dog bar.The next day well cook some brunch and make bloody marys and mimosas (you know we’ll all be hung) to sip while we are lazy on the beach.There’s not a lot of room for kids in this plan.  Kids don’t need to see all that! 

The last thing I want is a typical boring wedding.  I WANT A PARTY! A party that is reminiscent of my average going out nights a few years ago.  Just one last crazy adult bash–a real party that would make it worth paying the babysitter.

 

Post # 48
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686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Mhm. I am not having a kids free wedding. I don’t mind at all. I’ve been to many weddings, and they have all been with children. Can’t actually imagine a wedding without them. I can arrange a babysitter whenever if I would ever feel like going somewhere for a drink or have a datenight with my Fiance, but not on my wedding day. 

For me, that is not ok. If I were to be invited to a friends kid free wedding. Of course I would go, and I absolutely wouldn’t mind since this is the wedding couples preference.

Post # 49
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195 posts
Blushing bee

I love STFU parents,  Hilarious site!

I don’t understand the whole insulted because the kids aren’t invited thing.  I am going to invite people I know and like to my wedding, if I do not know or like your children, guess what!? They aren’t invited.

SO and I already decided we would have a kid-free wedding, both our parents want that as well.  Most people we know do not have children at their weddings and feel weddings are not child friendly events.  They are times for adults to enjoy themselves.  Plus we would be having an open bar and black-tie, that is hardly the place for kids.  I would have hated being dragged to that if I was a child.  Added bonus, my horrible step-siblings who could NEVER EVER leave their precious snowflakes with a sitter will be put off and for sure not come to our wedding (Bonus because we would only invite them because out of respect for my step-dad who is awesome, i dispise my step-siblings and do not want them there).

Post # 49
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Newbee

I was so torn on this subject at first, because so many of our friends and family do have little ones, and we love them all. However, because so many of or guests have kids, we were looking at 30 children under age 10! If we had ended up with an outdoor venue this would have been fine, but an indoor, evening wedding, with alcohol… we decided it wouldn’t be the best idea.

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