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No Kiddies Allowed........HELP (sorry ladies, a little complicated)

I REALLY do not want kids of any age at our wedding/reception.

This is more complicated that it seems, hah.

By June of next year, my fiancee's cousin will have a 6 month old baby. Her sis, Fiancee's other cousin, has 2 kids who will be approx. 4 and 2 by that time. They are truly sweet and hilarious kids. The thing is...this wedding will have many of our friends (we're approx 23/24), and this wedding is for DRINKING AND DANCING. It will be comfortable for all who attend of course, but I have been to weddings with kids and everyone is just a little 'wary' of their own behaviour...a little censored. I do. not. want. kids. there.

1) Is it appropriate to ask a parent to leave their 6 month old at home??
    (they will be approx. 1 1/2 hours drive away)
2) If the 6 month old comes (in case it is not, in fact, appropriate for baby to be left at home w/ sitter), is it appropriate to make it clear that CHILDREN are NOT invited? Is this fair?

Has anyone encountered bitter parents over this issue???
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." ~Moulin Rouge
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