Our wedding is officially 200 days away!
One problem. How do we explain to our family members that we have decided to not invite children? FMIL has insisted we invite my FH’s baby niece because “that’s the only opportunity her FH’s grandmother will have to meet her.” Meanwhile, FH’s family are all traveling from different states and she’ll only be 18 mos. old come our wedding day. We love our niece, she is precious beyond measure however if she were invited his family would begin to swoon over her and forget the purpose of the joyous occasion. We are only inviting first and second cousins (husbands and wives) on my side of the family because if we extended the invitation to their children we simply wouldn’t be able afford it. The only children we plan to invite would be our FG and RB. We are also planning to only invite husbands and wives on FH’s side. We are prepared for any pushback we’ll receive. Some family members might decline their invitation simply because they won’t attend without their children. How do we appropriately and respectfully handle the negative feedback we might receive?
Can any other couples relate to this tiny dilemma?
Cheers to 2021! Hoping it’s a much healthier and happier year for everyone!