I know there have been posts about inviting kids to weddings, but I have yet to find one like my situation. I'm getting married in an old church. It's the kind of place where someone would sneeze and be heard throughout the place. My wedding planner recommended not inviting kids because crying and screaming would echo really loud. My FI and I already agreed that we don't want young children at the ceremony, but we have a few concerns.
We would like to invite children to the reception, but don't know how to tell people kids are not welcome at the ceremony but can come to the reception. I don't think thats something that can go on an invitation.
We've talked about getting a hotel room for the children and hiring some trusted local teens to babysit for an hour or so, but I'm not sure how our friends/family will feel about dropping off their kids with complete strangers.
What age do we use as a cut off for the ceremony? (My main concern is babies)
Can we still have a children for flower girl and ring bearer if other kids aren't invited?
Any advise would be appreciated!