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Kids or no kids at the wedding? It’s a decision that can have far-reaching implications. Many couples say that they don’t want any kids at their wedding for the following […]

Kids or no kids at the wedding? It’s a decision that can have far-reaching implications. Many couples say that they don’t want any kids at their wedding for the following reasons…

  • “We don’t want them interupting in the church.”
  • “We don’t want them interupting during the drink reception.”
  • “We don’t want them interupting during the wedding breakfast.”
  • “We don’t want them interupting during the speeches.”
  • “We want to give our friends who have kids a night off and a chance to enjoy the party.”

I can understand all of the above to a certain extent. Equally, some couples couldn’t imagine not having kids at the wedding. The following might help you make this decision…

  • Some couples cannot get people to look after their kids. Don’t assume that finding someone to look after their kids is easy for your friends. If you don’t allow kids at the wedding it could mean that some of your firneds can’t come at all.
  • Some couples will relish the idea of not bringing their kids. It’s a rare occasion where mum and dad can really let their hair down.
  • Parents of the kids who will be your page boys and flower girls rarely enjoy the day fully. Consider this before asking if you can use their kids!
  • If you do have kids, what, when and where are they going to eat? It is quite common to provide some sort of childcare for all the kids at the wedding and there are numerous companies that offer this service. Just google ‘kids at weddings’ and you’ll see what I mean.
  • If you are going to ban kids thin carefully how you are going to word this in the invitations.