So we are getting to the point where we are firming up the guest list officially and I've got a bit of a conundrum. Let me preface this by saying that child-free weddings are non-existant in my circle and I have nothing against having kids at the wedding.
The issue is that our reception venue, being a bar, has to follow provincial liquor laws meaning that all minors have to be off the premises by 9. As our reception starts at 6:30 this means they could be there for part of the reception but not all of it (we have the space until 2).
I know that from an etiquette stand point it's not appropriate to invite someone to something when they aren't welcome to attend the whole thing, but I'm pretty sure I'm the only one in my circle who knows these etiquette rules (God bless their cash-bar loving hearts), so I'm worried excluding the children completely would come off more rude in this case, since as I said no one has ever not had them at their wedding.
Thoughts? Also, if I do decide to invite them, how do I convey the part about them having to leave to their parents? (Of course I understand that in doing this I can't expect the parents to stay after their children can't)