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Kids at weddings?

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this is for people that didn't have their own kids at the time. did you invite friends and families kids? how did it go?


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6 years ago
No kids at ours as evening functions aren't appropriate for children. If you're planning any other cocktail or formal dinner party that starts from 5pm onwards, it's obvious children aren't going to work well, so weddings fall into that category for me. Morning or lunchtime events are different, and can work for families far better.

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6 years ago
Kids are family and as family should be invited to all family functions including weddings. I have refused to go to weddings and other parties because my children weren't invited including my sister's wedding. When she had her kids she got all shitty because one of her friends told her her kids weren't welcome at the friend's wedding and she had the gall to ring me and complain.

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6 years ago
Kids are family, but not all events are appropriate for children.

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6 years ago
I recently went to my niece's wedding, kids and babies were not invited even breastfeeding age. There wasn't any dancing the focus was on taking photos and speeches. It was also very quiet.
This was weird too me, I invited families with kids and babies to my wedding. We had lots of dancing and laughter. The kids do look adorable dancing, all dressed up (it was a formal wedding). I found they added to the fun and excitement. I think the important thing is one is not better or worse than the other but the atmosphere is vastly different, it just depends what you prefer.

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6 years ago
We invited the adults only. But provided babysitters foods games at a separate room at the reception.

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6 years ago
Yes. It went fine. But we didnt have a sit down meal and it was pretty casual.. it might not have been so ok if we had a more formal wedding

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6 years ago
No kids and we wrote a nice letter following our invitation with a little speil about not having kids at the wedding, plus accom nearby and a few other things.

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6 years ago
I just said no kids no exceptions as the reception won't allow under 18s.

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6 years ago
We had our nieces (17 and 19) babysit during the ceremony. The church let us use their event room tonset up some games and and a snack. A few parents helped clean up while we were whisked away for pictures. Forn the reception, we got a huge suite at the hotel. The kids joined the party until around 7. Then, the big kids helped get everyone upstairs for pizza and movies. All the parents had to pass a brethalyzer to collect their kids that night. The rest slept over and met their parents at breakfast.

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6 years ago
We said no kids except babies that were being breastfed. We got our own 6 month old baby sat too.

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6 years ago
Kids were invited. We only had 40guests all up and it was a morning wedding with light lunch at a resturant. All over within a few hours. kids were fine.

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6 years ago
Children were welcome at ceremony but we asked the reception to be adults except for a bf mum that was attending.

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6 years ago
We didnt have any kids at our wedding but we got married young and noone we knew had young kids. My brother got married last year and kids were invited and all the kids ended up playing together and having a ball, but it was a very relaxed country wedding also they are in NT so most people traveled interstate for their wedding so they did not expect people to get babysitters in a strange town.
By BIL got married two years ago and my son was ring bearer but he was only there for the ceremony then we took him to my Mum's for the night so we could stay for the reception.

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6 years ago
We only invited kids who were family members. And in total, there were 4 of them. We didn't wish for kids to be at the wedding, but we didn't specify anything in the invites. And even though several of our friends had young kids, no one asked to bring them. But if they did we would have been fine with it.

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6 years ago
i did 150 people with 15 of those kids. ranging from 5 months to 6 then chuck in a few teenagers. kids had a blast we had a kids table with activity bags, colouring in books toy dinosaurs lollies, and parents on the tables around. I loved having the kids there they were so much fun and loved the dancing they went for hours and by all accounts slept really well. I had a lunchtime wedding. not much alcohol was served at my wedding as there were a few people who always get drunk and ruin things so staff were great with cutting people off

my cousin had the same set up, but she hired a babysitter and had a separate room with movies going. also a lunchtime wedding


i recently went to an outdoor cocktail weeding with a 4month old thats breastfeed, it was hard as i held them the whole wedding, about 4 kids for a wedding of 40 people all where young a still breastfeed we all found it hard.

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6 years ago
Yep. We both come from big families with lots of kids. It was great. They were like free entertainment. One of my little cousins ran around licking everything she could reach lol it was friggin hilarious at the time. This was at the church too so poor Jesus on His crucifix was coated in slobber. Haha she was a quality 3 year old :-) at the reception, it was cute watching the little toddlers get up and dance. Omfg they were adorable!

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6 years ago
Yeah I've never been to a wedding that has had kids at the reception

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6 years ago
No. Just no.

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6 years ago
I have kids and they only kids at our wedding was ours and our nephew ( 6 weeks) and 2 nieces who were not 2 yet.

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6 years ago
We had no kids except family, I also hired a babysitter & set up a kids section for them and all children had to leave the reception by 8pm. I just cannot stand children around adults drinking alcohol, it's a personal thing.