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#1 morenaindc

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    Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:54 PM

    Has anyone out there done this at a DW?
    What are your gut reactions to this concept?
    If I do this, should I provide a babysitter for kids who came on the trip?
    Do folks tend to bring their kids to DW's anyway?

    Please share your thoughts....

    #2 beyondsmitten

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      Posted 19 April 2008 - 12:04 AM

      I wrestled with this idea and in the end chose to have an adult only reception.

      Almost everyone invited with kids havechildren under the age of 10. I have no children but my fiancee has a son. While the son is a part of the ceremony, he is also not invited to the reception.

      I planned to arrange for a sitter (my fiancee is Jamaican and has friends who can sit during the reception) a DVD and pizza and puzzle for the boys.

      I took a poll of my friends with kids and most did not plan to travel with them. At that time I thought about having a "children's reception" but in the end decided that I would not bother.

      I don't know if most parents would leave their kids with a sitter they did not know in a foreign country.

      I have since learned that more of my guests will be making a family vacation out of the wedding. All of them know the children are welcome at the ceremony but are not invited to attend the reception. They can choose to use a sitter we arrange for my nephew and stepson or not.

      I love my nephew and sat through a wedding reception with him. He had fun, I did not. Of course this would be in a different capacity but we did not want a "family friendly" reception full of kids so we are not having one. I have not thought for one minute that I should change my mind.

      #3 Hartyt509

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        Posted 19 April 2008 - 04:39 AM

        I wish I could have got away with a no kids rule!! but FI's best man has 3 kids! so we've had to pick a hotel that is kid friendly and its annoying me - we don't have kids but seem to be accommodating other peoples. Even my MOH is leaving hers at home lol

        I think if people don't like it they'll say but at the end of the day its your wedding so stuff them lol

        #4 becks



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          Posted 19 April 2008 - 08:24 AM

          As long as there are options for babysitters (and most hotels are willing to arrange them), then I think it's fine, especially if its important to you.

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