The First Family Fight...Children at the Wedding
Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:29 PM
Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:34 PM
-First Dance picture - kids sitting together watching intently (and they're young boys!)
-Dance train - MIL dancing with 5 kids - not bothering family - off on the side
-My third favorite photo of the whole wedding - three girls (including flower girl) ages 5-8 all jumping in the air with this really cute, full of life expressions which I feel totally explains how all of us felt that whole day and night.
-Family photo taken during cocktail hour with my MIL, SIL, and my SIL's sister's family and all of their families kids. I love my SIL's sister's whole family (just saw them on Sunday and they were still talking about the wedding) whose kids range from 6 to 18. This was their last chance to travel together as a family before their son graduated and it's the first time that the sisters' (my SIL) families had all traveled abroad together.
-Aunt Toni holding my new niece in a funny pose in front of the mariachi during cocktail hour.
Posted 19 July 2007 - 02:30 PM
Posted 19 July 2007 - 02:34 PM
| Originally Posted by Alisarosenbaum |
I did not mean to spark such a debate! My post was more on the what do you do when a guest calls and asks you to change something about your wedding than the actual no kids policy. No tickets had been booked, I had arranged babysitters for anyone who wanted to use them, and was clear on our website about it being adults only events. When she called me, I explained that I understood going to a DW was difficult, and when we decided to get married at a location almost 7 hour playride away from DC (and thats witha good connection) not many people would be able to go, so no feeling on my end would be hurt. I was more surprised someone would call and ask me to change this, instead of just saying they couldnt come, or working it out with the 5 other family members of them who are coming to take turns watching the kids for the 2 night. That is all I was saying...
Posted 19 July 2007 - 02:41 PM
| Originally Posted by LALA |
I don't think this is worth discussing anymore. We all know everyone has their own opinion on this.
I've been to weddings where I haven't been able to hear vows because kids were crying. I've been to weddings where there were 20 kids and they were all well behaved and fun. I was at one wedding where a kid snuck under my table and stabbed me in the foot with a fork! I've been to weddings where they were super boring and watching the kids play was the only entertainment.
It goes both ways and everyone has their own opinion on what they want.
Jen: I don't think anything you said was offensive...I totally understand what you were trying to say.
Kate: Sorry about your foot!! That sucks!
Posted 19 July 2007 - 04:46 PM
We are inviting 117 people to our wedding. There are 43 kids attached to those 117 people. Realistically I expect about 60 people to come. There are 37 kids attached to those 60 people. 37 kids!!! Most of your complete guests lists are less than that. I can't have 37 kids running around - it would literally turn into a kiddie party and I might as well get a clown at that point.
You have to realize, we're in our 30's and almost everyone invited has kids. I can't tell some people that they can bring their kids while I tell others that they can't, so we opted to say no to everyone except our sisters. Especially since our nieces and nephews are playing a role in our wedding (ring bearers and flower girls.) I hope this explains things a little better.
Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:14 PM
| Originally Posted by JenandBrendanWedding |
We are inviting 117 people to our wedding. There are 43 kids attached to those 117 people. Realistically I expect about 60 people to come. There are 37 kids attached to those 60 people. 37 kids!!!
and I might as well get a clown at that point.
And clowns scare me, so that freaked me out...a clown at a wedding...my dad always jokes that he's going to hire one just to be funny, but it's not funny, it makes me cry. Clowns are creepy.
Posted 19 July 2007 - 06:16 PM
Posted 19 July 2007 - 06:25 PM
That is seriously alot of kids!! yikes!
Posted 19 July 2007 - 06:27 PM
| Originally Posted by gkashmira |
i agree - clowns ARE creepy! Especially the "happy" clowns that are actually depressed and the "sad" clowns that are actually downright scary...
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