- 10 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
Wow, I totally feel your pain on this one, and I haven’t figured a way out without just letting people bring their kids.
When we got engaged and set the date, the best man’s wife had a baby, but they volunteered that she wouldn’t be at the wedding (aged about 15 months on the day). So no problem there. The only other child is my 9 year old cousin, who’s pretty moody and antisocial, and has already officially said he wants nothing to do with my mum, and he said straight out he didn’t want to be there. Again, fine. All other less related/important kids can be covered by a “no kids” disclaimer. All kids not present and correct.
Then my brother got engaged, then his fiancee fell pregnant (baby due 3 months before wedding). Problem. If his baby is there, what about best man’s baby? Then my aunt’s Boyfriend or Best Friend dumped her, so she couldn’t face coming alone, so moody 9 year old is back. If one cousin is there, then what about the other 3 child cousins (15, 9, 7), who are the only other kids in my whole family? Problem.
So now I’m stuck with one little baby, (I’ve told my brother that his fiancee can bring or not bring baby as she chooses, and leave early/attend one part only/whatever, as long as if the baby cries during the service, she takes it outside), an option on a toddler, a 9 year old (plus the exBF has returned, so my 140-capacity venue has a guest list of 143, not including me and my fiance) and the other cousins.
Aren’t families fun!