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I like kids, but not really at weddings. I see it as an adult party. We really don't want to invite kids, but we're going to. It'll just be easier for our friends. Pretty much everyone with them is out of town, and it would just be too difficult for them. I also don't want to offend them, which I know it would. (Side note, the cat is sitting on my lap and just tried to chew on my ring. Wtf?!? bad kitty!) I have a few friends with kids now. There are two reasons I don't like kids at weddings. I can't stand it when a baby starts crying during the ceremony (esp if the parents just sit there and don't take the kid out), and I hate it when they let them run all over do and whatever they want at the reception. If you aren't going to control them, get a babysitter and don't bring them. Having said that, I can only think of 4 people being invited that have young kids. Maybe 5, not sure if one person is going to make our final guest list or not. Of course two of these people are big time offenders of letting the kids do whatever they please at the reception. I thought about a kids table, but that could cause problems too if they get too rowdy. I've thought about a babysitter at the reception, but there isn't really extra space for that. I wish it was acceptable to include littles notes in the invitations: no crying babies allowed. Only well behaved children allowed. LOL.
We are not having kids at our wedding for two reasons:1. My fiance and I both have huge families and a have a lot friends that have kids that are under the age of 18. We already have a large guest lists without including kids so we just decided it would be more affordable for us not to include them. 2. No offense to anyone....I promise.....but sometimes I think some children are too young to attend weddings. I've been to some weddings and receptions where they were running around, yelling, crying out during the ceremony and lets face it people.....not everyone has the common courtesy to excuse themselves when their babies are crying or tell them to stop running around. But don't get me wrong I love children and want to have them one day and I realize there are well behaved children out there and there are parents who can handle their children and make them behave but I'm just not willing to take that chance at my wedding. My only exception to that is if the bride and groom have kids of their own then of course they should be included in the wedding.Like I said before I hope I don't offend anyone. It's just an opinion and something to think about when you invite children to the wedding.I'm interested in hearing more opinions.
Our wedding is going to be 18+ and mosy our family and friends are thrilled, as surprising as that sounds lol, and yes some of them have kids. We just decided that we want it to be adults only so the people who have kids don't have to worry about what the kids are doing every second and so the kids don't get bored. Our hotel gave us the option of hiring a baby sitter and setting them up in a room with the kids for people who cannot find a sitter.
FI and I have three boys and they are a huge part of the wedding so if our guests want to bring their little ones were fine with it.