Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
bride81

Children at Wedding

Recommended Posts

I didn't really want kids at the wedding, he loves the idea of kids at a wedding lol. I have 10 nieces and nephews, plus most of my friends have little tots themselves now. He only has 1 nephew and several younger cousins between ages 8-17. So we compromised on choosing a family friendly resort so only our immediate relatives could bring their kids. At the end of the day it's worked out well so far. None of my nieces & nephews are going. Only his nephew will be going as he is the ring bearer, and the younger cousins won't be going as their parents want an adult only vacation. We did have a guest tell us she wants to go but will only go if she can bring her 4 kids along. My response was of course she could bring them but our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception are adults only save for the ring bearer. She & her hubby can hire a babysitter thru the resort or bring along a nanny. She said she'd think it ver, I thought I was fair in my response to her.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I actually wanted all the kids to come, but for most people it was too expensive to bring the kids (our resort has a crappy kids rate only $50 for the week cheaper then adult rates. So both of FI's sisters and both of my sisters are leaving the kids home with their husbands and enjoying a no kids week. The only exception is my sister is bringing my 8 year old niece and leaving my nephew home. And I will be bringing my 13 year old son (only cause I have to) haha!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by maridr2012 View Post

 

I didn't really want kids at the wedding, he loves the idea of kids at a wedding lol. I have 10 nieces and nephews, plus most of my friends have little tots themselves now. He only has 1 nephew and several younger cousins between ages 8-17. So we compromised on choosing a family friendly resort so only our immediate relatives could bring their kids. At the end of the day it's worked out well so far. None of my nieces & nephews are going. Only his nephew will be going as he is the ring bearer, and the younger cousins won't be going as their parents want an adult only vacation. We did have a guest tell us she wants to go but will only go if she can bring her 4 kids along. My response was of course she could bring them but our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception are adults only save for the ring bearer. She & her hubby can hire a babysitter thru the resort or bring along a nanny. She said she'd think it ver, I thought I was fair in my response to her.

 

We've decided to handle things more or less the same way. Both my FI and I have some young cousins (aged 7+), so we've included them on the invitations (it would be a huge issue if we didn't). But as far as our friends go, they all have babies (all < 3 years) so we've told our friends that the resort is family friendly and we'd love to see XY&Z in Mexico, but we're not having young, young children at the ceremony or reception. So far though, like I said in another post, it hasn't been an issue at all. Hopefully it stays this way :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • $400.00 OBO Beautiful dress. Never worn. Tags still attached. Only alteration was a bustle put on the back. Slip included.  Kept in bag. Smoke free home.    
    • I have beautiful never used Real Touch flowers for sale.  NEVER USED  $450 OBO for all! 1 Bride Bouquet 6 Bridesmaids Bouquets 3 Corsages 5 Boutonnieres   Please comment or email me at melissatatalovich@hotmail.com for more information    
    • Paradisus is actually notorious for doing this and we have to fight with them all the time to get the rates lowered. Are you using a TA to assist you?
    • Moon palace cancun offers Sikh priest. Janina Mendoza in weddings was very nice and able to help me.. suggest to contact her.
    • First of all congrats!!! Costa Rica is a magical place for a wedding  Are you working with a travel agency for your rooms? If not, I would highly encourage you to do so because an agent can often help you get in contact with the wedding department to get that conversation/communication going. I would suggest working with Wright Travel Agency, the official agency of this forum. These agents are specialist in destination weddings and have access to great promotions and group perks in addition to being able to secure the best rates for your group. Best of all the agency does not charge any fees to use their service, but it will take a load off your plate not having to worry about arrangements for travel for you and your guests. Shoot an email over to info@wrighttravelagency.com and one of the team members will get back to you and get the ball rolling for your group and the wedding department! Best wishes!!!
  • Topics

×