(Closed) Why do people exclude kids from weddings?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 106
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

 

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craigslistgirl:  For me it would be more hassle than it’s worth. It would turn into what our family reunions turn into: trouble and broken crap. For some reason parents get around their family and they set their kids free. They assume there will be someone around their kids to say no to the 5th soda or no to standing on their chairs and in reality no one is paying attention to the caffienated lunatic kids. In reality they break things, they are loud, they interrupt carefully crafted speaches/dances/cermonies and the just generally cause havoc. Some people love that chaos. I don’t go to weddings for that mess and find it extremely annoying.

I went to a wedding recently where two children ran in circles around the father of the groom through his entire speech. No one stopped them and no one heard what the father was trying to say. I wanted to punch the kids mother. Later an aunt got super drunk and wanted to play with the kids and kept saying weird things to them. The kids later broke the entry doors by hanging on them and knocked over a beverage table, that’s what you get at kid friendly weddings.

Post # 107
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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craigslistgirl:  For me personally, we’re having a Saturday night wedding that starts at 7. We have had a handful of people tell us they’re bringing their kids… some of which are under 1! All I can think of is wwhhyyyyyy?

A night time wedding that starts around the childs bedtime is not appropriate for kids. Afterwards we’re going right into the reception with lots of drinks and food (we’re having a passed heavy app reception)… again… loud music and lots of alcohol… not appropriate for kids.

What’s going to happen is the people who brought their kids will leave extremely early, or one parent will leave early and that kinda sucks. We’d like to celebrate with everyone.

A ‘normal’ day time wedding, I can see kids being there, but not evening weddings that are clearly not kid friendly.

Post # 108
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Worker bee

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angyjaxon:  I am doing the same! 🙂

Post # 109
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Worker bee

I am having my 4 children in the wedding, and there are so many guests that have children I thought it would be rude or unfair to say no to their children. Probably a mistake on my part idk. We will have a section of the room designated to the kids though. They have their own menu and such, I will be providing goodie bags as well!

Post # 110
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’m only going to have some children. My niece, nephew, my two cousins, and a friend’s child. They will be in the wedding. I have 23 cousins on my dad’s side. My dad is the oldest of eight. So you can imagine how big the family is. I’m only doing 21 and over. So , that being said no kids.  Only older cousins. Btw, I do like children, just don’t have the money for it.

Post # 111
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Bumble bee

Adults only all the way. I figure my nieces and nephews don’t give a crap that auntie is getting married. So the parents can just bite me. We are on a tight budget for this thing and I’m not wasting money on kids meals that won’t get eaten that could be put towards crystal trees or something. We just don’t really like kids, *shrug*. And our group of friends get CRAZY at weddings. Like eat the fish centerpieces, take your clothes off on the dance floor crazy! Watching your kids? Ain’t no one got time for that!

Post # 112
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

My wedding is to celebrate with my whole family so of course that include the children. I guess i understand some of the reasons people dont want kids at their weddings, but maybe its a cultural thing, the kids in my family always behave. Of course they’re kids and may get wild but they listen, so that wont be a problem for me. Im having a more laid back wedding anyways so that makes it easier. They can play and have fun, while the parents can talk and dance. No need for the parents to find babysitters either. Win, win, win!

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