- 4 years ago
We do not want children at our wedding.
Seems pretty simple. But its not.
We have friends who may be breastfeeding come wedding date time (April 2015) and I adore those friends too much to make them choose between feeding their baby and coming to my wedding. And I understand breastfeeding babies for the most part are under a year and those exclusively breastfeeding are under 6 months – so they would probably be sleeping for the majority of the wedding and reception (evening wedding and recption)
How would one word this on a invitations? I’d basically like to say that children are not invited, but that babies under 8 months are welcome with their parents. (We’re not stuck on the age cut off yet – it may go up to 1 year or down to 6 months). We do not want to cause an argument by making the distinction between breastfed babies and bottle fed ones – I mean really, their needs are the same – they need to be fed, preferably by their mom or dad, probably a couple of times during the course of an evening…. I mean, bottle fed babies could be left with a sitter (and maybe those parents will choose to do so), but I also don’t want to imply to the breastfeeding mothers that they should learn to pump (if they are not already) and put their child with a sitter.
Its a sensitive subject that I’d like to address as definatively as possible in the invitation.