Yes. One of my besties is getting married at the end of July. The only kids she invited were her two nieces. My best friend's son is a page boy and is only attending the ceremony and photos than will be going home. Her future sil is upset she can't bring her 3 younger children because she can't find a baby sitter (they are 12,15 and 18!) and it's actually her dp who didn't want his nephews there
We are allowed to bring our dd2 as she is due mid July so will be a newborn and I'll be bf. but dd is staying home
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27-05-2012 00:16 #71
27-05-2012 00:22 #72
No I wouldn't go , but only because I don't like leaving the kids which is my own issue not the bride and grooms , I think people have every right to say no kids , at the end of the day weddings are costly and it's their money , but on the other hand I also think its the prerogative of the parents to say no we don't wish to come without our children and the couple needs to understand that too.
28-05-2012 06:32 #73
Luckily for us, we have family that contacted us over the weekend and offered to drive down for the night of the wedding to look after DD. We ate feeling pretty special and very grateful ATM
So to answer OP, yep we would attend a wedding without DD (even if it's a massive inconvenience!)
28-05-2012 06:51 #74
Yep. Dp's sister is getting married in Sept and they've said no kids (under 14) which is fine. Bit of a pain the a** but obviously we'll still go but they know we won't be making it a late night or a boozy one either just because our boys won't be there.
28-05-2012 07:29 #75
Absolutely. Just because I have a child doesn't mean everyone around me needs to accommodate her. If I have to miss out on some events that's just part of the gig.
We said no kids at our wedding. We didn't have kids then and we don't have any nieces or nephews. Some of DHs extended family got all funny about it and actually had a go at us a few times but we held firm. The reception was not kid-friendly at all (it was in a restaurant/bar in the city) and we struggled to find a venue we liked that could accommodate all of DHs family that just 'had' to be invited let alone all the kids his cousins have! Inviting kids would have added about 20 or so people and we wouldn't have been able to fit in or afford the kind of place we wanted.
We completely understood if people couldn't come because of their kids.
28-05-2012 07:37 #76
Depends. We had a wedding which was my cousins and 1.5hrs away and she said no children so we didnt go purely because there are only 2 kids on our side of the family and both didnt get invited but her parners side had 5 and they all got invited. It would also be differebt if the wedding was close instead od an overnight trip. I didnt want to be 37weeks pregnant and away from my son and 1.5hrs or so away from the hospital. I think with family it is different. If it were a friends wedding i would definately still go without children as I wouldnt expect them to be invited!
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28-05-2012 09:03 #77Senior Member
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Adding: I prefer going to things like this without DS. He's exciteable at the best of times. BUT if I can't organise care, I can't go. Don't get upset.
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28-05-2012 09:09 #78
Reluctantly, yes. In fact, DF and I are going to one in Sydney in a few months (we live in Melbourne) and then again to another in October..my brothers!
It kinda p!sses me off, because my brothers fiance is allowed to have her half brother who goes and kicks everyone and says awful things 3 year old, but we can't take our well behaved 1 year old (I'm not being biased, she's very good and quiet/mellow. No idea where she gets it from )
But, of course, FSIL she gets whatever she wants
But, other than those two instances, yes I would go. I suppose it would be a nice night off from DD and parental duties so to speak. But of course, there's always the sitter problem
28-05-2012 09:15 #79has left the building
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If i had babysitters, yes.
The last 'no kids' wedding i was invited to i couldn't attend as i had no-one to watch my kids (my usual babysitters are family who were attending the wedding themselves).
I'd prefer not to take my kids, trying to entertain 2 kids during a long wedding sounds like no fun to me.
28-05-2012 09:55 #80
I have plenty of babysitters available so yes I'd definitely go. I don't take DS out for late nights anyway, it's not worth the hassle for us all. I wouldn't go if I had to travel and leave him longer than overnight though.
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