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    We have lived rurally for 9 years, so pretty much every event/wedding we are invited to involves travel! I wouldn't attend if I couldn't bring a breastfed baby, but that's never been the case and TBH it's quite nice to have a night off from the big kids!

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    Hubby and I went to a wedding when DD2 was 12 weeks old. We left both kids with my Mum. When we got to the reception there were 3 other tiny babies there. The bride (a very good friend of mine) came rushing up at the reception absolutely mortified that she had forgotten to tell me that I could bring the baby. I looked at her like she was insane......there was no way known I wanted to take her. I was looking forward to some grown up time spent with my hubby and friends. I do live very very close to my Mum so it wasn't an issue getting her to babysit. If we didn't have a baby sitter or she wasn't taking a bottle of EBM then I would have taken her.

    So in answer to your question, yes I do go to weddings without the kids. At this stage I prefer not to take them. they'd be bored and I wouldn't be able to enjoy myself.

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    I think it's up to the hosts. I prefer not to take our kids, even if they are invited. I like to let my hair down and relax and most weddings we go to involve a fair bit of alcohol and a late night which isn't really good for the kids IMO.

    We didn't have kids at our wedding except for family or people who couldn't find care and babies. A few people had a whinge which I think is quite rude. We just didn't have the space or budget to cater for all the kids we know, plus it wasn't really suitable, but we were very understanding if people had no other option but to bring them (which I find most people are).

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    We are facing this at the moment. DH has been asked to be a best man at a wedding in WA (we are in NSW). The wedding is 4 hours south of Perth and the have requested no kids.
    DH and I think that bride and groom are totally entitled to whatever they want on their wedding day... But we are traveling with 2 year old DD and will be 4 hours from anyone we trust to watch her. So looks like I will not attend reception and instead take DD back to hotel....

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    Yes, I am quite happy to attend a wedding without my kids

    I think it is quite reasonable for the bride/ groom to request no kids in most circumstances. I do think that there are some circumstances where I personally feel kids should be allowed - when there are young infants (Particularly under 6 months & particularly if breastfed), or if the wedding involves travel for guests (more than about 1 1/2 hours). I have a wedding to attend in a month, and I am very happy to leave my 1 1/2 year old DD with a family member. I don't feel like she HAS to attend every single event that I attend - some things are suitable for for children, some are not, and that is fine for me! I enjoy having a night off and a meal that I can sit and enjoy

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    Yes I would go, of course depending if he could be babysat by his dad or my mum.

    I've taken DS to our friends wedding ceremony and cocktail hour while pics were taken, then mum came and picked him up just before the reception started

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    If it was family that had a wedding and said no kids, I probably wouldnt go. Friends I would go.

    I am very family orientated and want to involve kids in important things like family members getting married.

    I will be having children at my wedding, at least the ceremony. Maybe the reception I could ask for now children but it depends on the situatuon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renesme View Post
    As the title suggests, for those with children would you attend a Wedding/Function if you couldn't take your children?
    I sure would = ) I wouldn't judge the couple if they chose not to have kids at their wedding. Their wedding, their day, their choice. As long as I'm fed and have drinks, I'm going to have a great time = D

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    We said no kids.
    We said that management requested this.
    The truth was we had to pay for the kids and there are just too many.
    Of course there were a few that we wanted to be there so we told them they could.
    I would never tell a family that their newborn couldn't come - for us it was purely $$$ reasons.

    I would rather go to a wedding without my daughter LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by eviezmum View Post
    We are facing this at the moment. DH has been asked to be a best man at a wedding in WA (we are in NSW). The wedding is 4 hours south of Perth and the have requested no kids.
    DH and I think that bride and groom are totally entitled to whatever they want on their wedding day... But we are traveling with 2 year old DD and will be 4 hours from anyone we trust to watch her. So looks like I will not attend reception and instead take DD back to hotel....
    Surely they can make an exception for you? This is an understandable circumstance

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