Whoever on here said that brides don’t invite kids because she is afraid of them looking cuter than her is just ludacris. That made me laugh. Not every person getting married is some bridezilla crazy girl. I am still the same person I always am, I am just planning an event.
I love my little cousins to death. They are fun to be around and really add to parties. I don’t feel children prohibit fun or even think they’d cause major problems for me on my wedding day, I don’t worry about fingers in the cake or anything like that, and honestly if it happened, I’d just laugh and move on, it isn’t the end of the world, just swing the cake around for photos and dont eat that part.
However, I am from a huge family and when we originally made the list, we had almost 40 children under the age of 15 on it. I enjoy them all very much and pretty much all are well behaved. It wasn’t easy for me to decide to not have them at my wedding, but it the end it was better overall.
-I wanted the parents to just have a fun night without worrying about their kids! When parents can cut loose, drink and dance and have a good time with other adults without worries, is a memorable night in my books.
-That brings me to this, alcohol. People drink at weddings, why is this still considered a very child friendly event? Would you bring your kids to a bar on Saturday night?
-Having 40 children is seriously…ALOT. and we can’t pick and choose, that would be rude and against all etiquette standards for the most part. Imagine 40 kids between ages 0-15 on the dancefloor. They would take over. And could very well discourage the adults from dancing themsevles. I mean 40 kids is a freaking child’s bithday party in itself. Don’t think they will misbehave, mostly because their parents won’t let them. But, its just too many.
-We saved a lot of money instantly cutting 40 from the list. Leaving room for other people we would like to invite. Sorry to say, but really, its an easy way to get your numbers where you want them.
-Spending ONE night away from your kids is OK, you will not die. Geez. I don’t get why some parents are SO offended when their kids aren’t invited to a wedding. Do you bring your kids to happy hour with you and adult coworkers after work? Are you mad that your coworkers didnt invite your children to happy hour with you? Do you get offended when your boss says, “Hey would you and your husband like to join me and my wife for dinner this Friday?” Do you honestly get pissed that he didnt’ invite your kids? If your neighbors were having an adult halloween party and invited you and your husband to come over, would you refuse to go because they didnt invite your kids? umm…probably not. And if so, you’re nutso. So, why the exception here? It’s an adult event that you are invited to, period. Just like little Sammy age 9 down the street didn’t invite you and your husband to his damn bithday party, he invited your child, why? because its a kid party.
-I just think it will be more enjoyable overall for the adults and for myself personally. And its MY wedding, so there.