Post # 1
So I’ve seen alot of posts about not having kids at their wedding, but who is cool with it? I was alittle worried about it at first. But some guests have to travel 8+ hours, so finding a sitter would be tough. Then I thought…well I went to quite a few weddings as a kid and teen, and I had a blast! We always had to be on our best behaviour, so I assume that will be the case for them at ours (hopefully!). The ceremony will only be 15 mins max, and the venue is pretty kid friendly since there is a play ground outside.
But is anyone else having little ones at their special day?
Post # 3
We are. We are big kids ourselves and it wouldn’t be our wedding if we didn’t have little ones running around. We have alot of kids coming and they range from 1yr to 9yrs old.
Post # 4
We are. It never really crossed my mind not to. There are a lot of kids in both our families.
Post # 5
We are, his siblings are all under the age of 15 and the youngest is 4 so not having kids isn’t an option but we wouldnt even consider not having kids. I think a child can sit still and be quiet for a 20 min ceremony then go crazy at the reception, that’s the fun part anyways!
Post # 6
We will have lots, from infants to teenagers, couldn’t even fathom excluding them. 🙂
Post # 7
We are. Almost all of our friends have very young kids and many are out of town…. We never considered not inviting them.
Post # 8
We don’t have a lot of family with kids, and most of our frirends either have newborns or much older kids. So, the only kids at our wedding will probably be our ring bearer and flower girl. But it wouldn’t bother me to have kids come to the wedding. I just don’t want an infant screaming in the middle of my vows. But, we aren’t necessarily having an “adult” wedding, as it is just a simple afternoon affair.
Post # 9
Absolutely. I’d even bet some of the kids are more excited about our wedding than the adults! 🙂
Post # 10
We had our ring bearer and flower girl and then a few younger cousins. We also had a bunch of my sister’s friends show up at the end to dance.
Post # 11
same here, I come from a family where not inviting children is not an option. granted our reception is a bit more casual than most we will still be having plenty of little ones there, and plenty of games and activities to keep them occupied.
Post # 12
I had kids. It was lovely. I actually am surprised by all those who have people inviting uninvited children. I actually *invited* families explicitely, and I had people call to verify that it was okay to bring their kids 🙂
I had no kid issues. All these fears brides have kind of make me chuckle. Really, a child crying during my wedding will not ruin it- it will add character. I’m not trying to be a jerk, but I think people who are that worried about that need to lighten up (I never post this on threads, of course). Life is life, it’s not going to be perfect. If something happens during the ceremony/reception, and you can’t let it roll off your back or spin it to be fun, then that’s on you, not the “horrible parents” who have the “nerve” to bring their “brats”.
Post # 13
- Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves
@Ashley_B: We’re having kids, we actually have a kids’ guest list cause we’re feeding them pizza and our numbre’s 26, all family under 12yrs old.
I think it has to do with the fact that they’re all family but it wouldn’t be the same without themrunning around, besides teh venues’s big enough for them to play without getting in the way of the other guests and I know I can trust their parents will keep them from getting into major trouble.
Post # 14
We’re having children at our wedding as it is a destination wedding. It’s more like a family trip and our wedding in the middle. We wouldn’t have it any other way as many of our functions e children are there anyway. Our wedding is taking place on a private beach so we feel it won’t be too much of a nuisance to have the children there. We have 2 of ur own who will be toddlers at the time.
Post # 15
@MalbecMe: In my family as well lol! I thought we were the only ones.
Post # 16
Well, we have a bunch of kids so we kind of have to invite them. lol