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Are kids coming to your destination wedding?

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#61 LissaSou

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  • Wedding Date:February 6, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Grand Palladium, Riviera Maya
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Posted 11 March 2014 - 11:35 AM

We have so many friends and family that have small children there was no way we could get away with not inviting them! Fortunately we happened to fall in love with a resort that happens to be family friendly :)

#62 brendab1797

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  • Wedding Date:September 12, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Posted 11 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

Our children are in our wedding and there will be an additional 3-4 kids coming.  My children will be missing the 1st week of school, but their parents only get married once.    :)

Edited by brendab1797, 11 March 2014 - 01:44 PM.

#63 Meandhim

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:31 AM

We are having our wedding at an all inclusive kid friendly resort. I live away from most of my friends and family. I am just about the only one who does not have kids...some of the kids I have never even met in person, or haven't seen since they were born because we live so far apart. So I am giving my guest the option to bring them if they choose. I'm sure I would love to party with my friends and family kids free, but I also want to see the kids too. I know that's not for everyone.


I just attended a DW in Jamaica at an all inclusive adults only resort. It was great, very relaxing, and a lot of partying and fun! However my friend found that those friends and family who had children some were not able to attend or only 1/2 of the couple were able to attend causing Issues with single rooms, some people also didn't realise it was an adults only until after they had put down a deposit and then had to back out while not getting their money back.


I would suggest giving plenty of notice, playing up as an adult fun get away to your guests. and maybe suggest sharing rooms to your split couple guests to lower the cost for them.


Plan the wedding YOU want...and enjoy it! :)

My Planning Thread - MeandHim - Grand Palladium Bavaro - Nov 25 2015



#64 GingerJ228

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:48 PM

We invited people with their kids.  A few opted to go away without their kids - but that was their choice.  I didn't really see it being appropriate to ask people to come to Mexico but to leave their young children home.

#65 kcole123

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  • Wedding Date:April 17, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Melia Caribe
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:53 AM

I ran into this problem. I was originally going with the adults only resort because my fiancé and I don't have kids and didn't want to be a resort filled with kids. People did take offence to this once they found out so then I ended up changing my plans. Now I am booking a resort at Melia Tropical which has an adults only section so we are going to be staying there. So it works out for everyone that one. You could consider that.

Kristy and Nathan

Melia Caribe Tropical

April 17, 2015

#66 danielleandryan2015

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:46 PM

We will be bringing our kids to our wedding in Jamaica. One will be almost 4 and the other almost 1 when we go. I did pick a resort that allows kids but it does not necessarily cater to them, its mostly for adults. However I asked our friends/family before deciding on a place and they mostly said if they can come they will want a kid free vacation! so that helped us decide! They all have the option but it sounds like there will only be 2 other kids coming besides our two.

#67 britter08

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:18 PM

Yes, we have about at least 6 maybe even up to 12 kids coming. Our daughters will be almost 4 and almost 1 at the time.

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Edited by britter08, 30 March 2014 - 09:19 PM.

#68 Kyliewylie

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:30 PM

We are booking at a family-friendly resort, but it is directly adjacent to an Adults-only, so this way if people are not comfortable being around kids, they really don't have to be. Also, there is a kids club at the family hotel, so parents can leave their kids there and come hang out with the other adults for a litte while

#69 Nybride525

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 06:30 PM

I loved so many adult only resorts but we have 2 kids and obviously I want them there so I booked a family friendly resort. Not many others will be bringing kids but I knew for me there was no option...as a guest it would totally depend on if I had family to watch them bc I don't have babysitters is trust with them for a several day event


#70 SamanthaC

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:39 AM

I agree with everyone else book an adults only resort, we booked a resort where they have a whole section for kids because i will be bringing my daughter and there will be other kids as well. Its your wedding don't feel bad about wanting it your way! 

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