Post # 91
I feel your pain! I really wanted an “adult only” wedding. I ended up hurting people’s feelings somehow by not inviting their kids. I explained the wedding was at a bar at night etc. eventually I gave in bc hubbys suster was insulted She couldn’t bring crying newborn. It’s your day! Your decision
Post # 92
- Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza
It boggles me when adults need to be attached to their children at every event, party, and obligation. Why not have the night off?? SO weird!
Post # 93
I agree! FI and I would have loved to have made our wedding adults-only, but for his family everyone comes to weddings, including all the kids. His brother had a very kid-friendly wedding with games and stuff, which I’ve told Fiance he needs to tell his family that we won’t be doing that…we’ve compromised on kids coming for close family but it is still an adults’ event. Thankfully nobody on my side cares, they all want a night off from their kids!
Sorry this is happenign to you, bee. People are so weird about their kids
Post # 94
I’m not sure if anyone has suggested this, but what about arranging for a babysitter? you can look at care.com or sittersitty.com and find a two or three sitters willing to hang out with all the kids while you get married. You can negotiate a fair hourly rate per child and inform the parents of this service being offered for their kids. You can provde toys and games and movies for the kids to ensure they are entertained.
Post # 96
- Wedding: Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge
Our wedding was in September of 2015, In the end the family members that did not find child care were not able to attended. The Majority of our family members were able to find child care for the night and enjoyed the day with us. Although we missed those that could not attended, we all had a great night and I’m glad I stuck to my original wishes.
For any brides going through this dont let it stress you too much! I know how stressed i was but in the end its not worth the anxiety. If you have the budget to provide a couple of babysitters like pearlinapod:
suggested I think thats a great idea, unfortunately that was not in our budget.