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#11 nikkicraig10

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:11 AM

I totttttally hear you. I don't like kids, and everyone that knows me, knows I don't like kids. I have a 3 yr old nephew and 9 month old niece and I don't even want them there either. I tried to find an 18+ resort but there were none in my price range, in the area I wanted, which was a huge bummer. Luckily of my invited guests, there are only 5 kids (including my sister's), and I've made it known that I'd like them to all stay behind, so that the parents can also enjoy a week to themselves, without time contraints or early bedtimes or whatever. (Taking kids on a vacation just sounds like a nightmare). Anyway, here's to hoping they don't come. And I'll also be stating that my at home reception is also adults only. Also kids just have no business being anywhere near a swim up bar, and if the parents are there, they'll bring them along, and then all of a sudden it's a baby party.

 

Also, as a side note - if I were staying at an 18+ resort, and I saw people bringing children onto the property (even for a wedding) and the hotel allowed this to happen, I would be choked! Adults only means adults only. Good luck!



#12 Mrsktobe

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:58 AM

I'm only giving my opinion on this as I want you to see another side and I'm only playing devil's advocate here....

 

... asking people to spend all that money and come for YOUR wedding to your destination and then telling them they can't bring their kids is pretty selfish. I could see if it was a one day thing or a weekend thing but asking parents not to bring their kids is a little harsh. I get that you are telling them ahead of time so they can find adequate babysitting but you can't expect everyone is going to want to leave their kids at home OR find babysitting. And then threatening your MOH that if she brings her kids you won't talk to her again? That's harsh

 

I totally get that you don't like to have kids around, I love kids and I get annoyed sometimes on vacation by parents not watching their kids or disciplining them enough  - so I understand where you are coming from that you would like an adults only wedding. I get it. But you have to think of the people you are inviting as well. I have my heart set on a lot of things but when it comes down to it, it is your day HOWEVER, you asking people to shell out tons of money to come to your wedding, so it would be nice for you to try and accommodate them.

 

 Did you have your heart set on a resort? I would honestly choose a resort that has the adults option & family option available. There are resorts where there is an adults pool or even an adults portion and family portion, so everyone wins. If you chose a resort, I wouldn't get angry if your friends with kids stayed elsewhere.

 

Just an outsider's opinion, please don't shoot the messenger. I just thought you should see it from a different perspective.



#13 xxalex18

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    Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:48 AM

    At the end of the day it's your day so they should respect your wishs.



    #14 LauraM

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    Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:24 AM

    not to mention, if "and family" or the child's name is not on the invite.. they're not invited. Period. Some of my guests' children are invited, and some are not. It all depends on how well I know the children and how they behave. I'm sorry but if your child is an annoying misbehaved brat at a family cookout, no way he or she is allowed at my wedding. good luck!



    #15 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:12 PM

    not to mention, if "and family" or the child's name is not on the invite.. they're not invited. Period. Some of my guests' children are invited, and some are not. It all depends on how well I know the children and how they behave. I'm sorry but if your child is an annoying misbehaved brat at a family cookout, no way he or she is allowed at my wedding. good luck!


    Some people think an invite means everyone and their dog even if 'and family' isn't listed. When you specifically want no kids whatsoever or don't want their kids (lol) I think it clearly needs to be mentioned. And not assuming they understand due to how an envelope was labelled. Just my experience lol


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