Lynnie
WeddingWire Administrator October 2016

Are you inviting kids?

Lynnie, on April 30, 2018 at 4:43 PM Posted in Planning 0 137
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Oh the dreaded guest list... it's one of the toughest parts of wedding planning and can have a big impact on everything from your venue size, to your budget, to the number of favors you need to order! It's a tricky balance trying to keep everyone happy, but at the end of the day - not everyone can make the cut. ✂️✂️✂️

So it's time to share - who made your list??


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First question.... are you inviting kids? Did you have a cut-off based on age, or did you go adults only?


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137 Comments

Latest activity by Kelsay, on May 30, 2019 at 11:53 AM
  • Mrs. Fall Bride
    Master October 2016
    Mrs. Fall Bride ·
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    We were adults-only except for the 3 kids in the wedding party, who are all family.

    Bringing kids to weddings is not a thing in my region.

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  • Jayme
    Devoted June 2018
    Jayme ·
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    No, we are not. The only "kids" are FH's and they are 14,16. The next youngest on the guest list is 24. We are getting a few complaints but we are also getting lots of kudos. We are sticking to our guns and budget with no kids.

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  • Mrs.W.
    VIP June 2018
    Mrs.W. ·
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    I considered not inviting kids, especially after going to a wedding with some extremely badly behaved children. But my MOH and BMs both have newborns and wouldn't want to be there without them. They would if I asked them too but I don't think they'd enjoy themselves. And FH has some nieces and nephews who would be extremely disappointed not to come. So, kids it is.

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  • PrincessLawrence
    VIP June 2018
    PrincessLawrence ·
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    We have a few for certain reasons but mostly no kids

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  • Red Queen
    VIP May 2018
    Red Queen ·
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    Yes, we invited children. I honestly would feel awkward not having kids. We have a son, and we're inviting people to celebrate our family. I think it's important to include theirs.

    We invited about thirty children and about fifteen are coming. Some parents chose not to bring theirs but we gave them the choice.

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  • C
    Devoted November 2023
    Crystal ·
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    In my family no one would come. You never exclude kids.
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  • Jen
    VIP July 2018
    Jen ·
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    Yes, children of my family (siblings, cousins) are definitely invited! Children of friends, coworkers are not.

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    We did invite kids. We have friends that have started having babies recently and everyone is traveling for the wedding so I wanted everyone to be able to attend. Plus quite a few people are making family vacations out of it since we live in a beach town. FH’s parents had couples they wanted to invite and they got angry we didn’t invite their adult children and adult childrens significant others but I put my foot down on that haha.
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  • Jessica
    Super May 2019
    Jessica ·
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    Yup. About a quarter of our guest list is kids. I wouldn't have even thought for it to be different until iI started reading on here.
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  • Whitney
    Devoted June 2018
    Whitney ·
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    We included children on our guest list. We wanted our families to feel like everyone is welcome and that they don’t need to get child care for the day to attend our wedding alone.
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  • Just Said Yes August 2018
    Taylor ·
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    Well, my original big wedding, I saidno kids because I'm not patient enough to think about all possible scenarios where kids are involved. And i only invited close family because I wanted to keep it small. The wedding i'm actually having is now only 15 people haha. But those are my reasons for no kids and no cousins.
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  • Kelsey Brielle
    Super June 2022
    Kelsey Brielle ·
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    Yes however the only kids invited are those in the wedding. My fiance's side of the family doesn't really have any kids.
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  • Ericha
    Devoted November 2018
    Ericha ·
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    We are inviting kids. But we are asking the parents before sending out the invites if they want them in attendance (as some don't and want an evening away).
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  • Taylor
    Dedicated September 2019
    Taylor ·
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    We have a few children invited but honestly only because the people we are inviting are very close to us and it wouldn’t be reasonable to not invite them.
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  • Tara
    Master September 2018
    Tara ·
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    We are inviting kids, my boyfriends 2 littles of course who are 3 and 7, my neices who will be 10 and 14, and the girls ive been a nanny to for 7 years who are 8 and 9. Thankfully all well behaved
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  • Andrea
    Savvy June 2019
    Andrea ·
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    The only children we are planning to invite are our two flower girls and children from out of town since their parents wouldn't be able to come without them. Other than that - no kids! But really, not a lot of family members/friends have kids, so we don't expect it to be a big deal.

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  • S
    Beginner September 2018
    Stephanie ·
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    Kids over the age nine ate being invited.
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  • AJ
    VIP September 2018
    AJ ·
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    We aren't inviting anyone under 18. I've never been to a wedding with kids where one DIDN'T have a total meltdown during the ceremony. Sorry, not happening.

    Plus, our wedding has lots of drinking and we don't want to worry about kids. 18 seemed like a safe cut-off.

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  • Happy Hedgie
    VIP September 2018
    Happy Hedgie ·
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    Adults only. We only know one little guy who may have been invited but, we spoke with his parents (our MOH and BM) and they preferred to leave him with his grandparents for the evening.

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  • rica
    VIP September 2018
    rica ·
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    We’re only inviting my first cousins, and they’re all 10 and over. Plus a few older teens who we didn’t feel the need to exclude.
    I don’t specifically not want kids, but our friends with kids have really young kids and we aren’t close with them. We just didn’t find it necessary.
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