What about children at weddings? We have a dilemma.
My fiancé would like to invite his great-aunt and uncle, as well as their grown children and their spouses. This I have no issue with, as I am told they are lovely people and are thrilled to attend the ceremony. The holdup is that they have small children.
Well-behaved though the children may be, I am not overly keen on little ones at the wedding. As my parents are paying for a lovely sitdown dinner at a local country club for our reception, I hardly want to stick them with an even larger bill, which would result from feeding a filet mignon to children under the age of five.
Is there a polite way of wording an invitation to imply adults only? I feel like I may come across as heartless for not wanting little ones. I keep being told it’s my wedding and I can have it my way. But I wonder if this may be a step too far.
Thank you so much for your expertise, I have learned a great deal from reading other posts! I look forward to hearing from you!
–Amanda, North Carolina
- You can, however, make it crystal clear on your wedding website that there will not be any accommodation for children at the welcome dinner and the dinner at the wedding reception.
- Additionally, by talking to people, you can get the word out that children won't be attending the evening events, and that a list of babysitters is available on the wedding website.