Are you still trying to decide whether you want your wedding to be a kid friendly event? Or are you wanting the day to be an adults only affair. We are here to guide you with what to think about when deciding whether to have kids attend or not. At the end of the day the decision is a completely personal one, whatever you do is completely up to you.
It can be a little awkward when you don't want kids there at all so here is some helpful tips how to address the situation.
It is your wedding at the end of the day so don't let anyone else sway your decision. Take the time in deciding what you actually want for your wedding day.
PRO'S FOR HAVING KIDS AT WEDDINGS
CON'S FOR HAVING KIDS AT WEDDINGS
WHAT IS THE ETIQUETTE AROUND KID FREE WEDDINGS?
Communicate as clearly and as politely as possible to your guests.
The earlier you let them know the better off they are so they can organize someone to look after the kids.
The way you word it is important too make it super light and respectful.
Something along the lines of " We love your kids as much as you do but we would love for just the two of you with us whilst we say I do'
Be consistent, if you tell one guest you aren't having kids at your wedding then allow others to bring them you may cause someone to get upset. If you are planning on having family members there like niece and nephews be open and honest and let everyone know early.
" Our wedding day will be an adults only soiree with the exception of our immediate family members"
Consider the friends with new born babies, most likely if you want them there they will need to bring them along and have to breastfeed. Also consider your friends who have to travel far and can't find a baby sitter just be prepared to consider special exceptions.
Let everyone know as soon as possible, by making the call early you give everyone ample opportunity to arrange their kids. You can let guests know on your wedding website or guest invitation.
HOW TO ENTERTAIN KIDS AT WEDDINGS
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR FINAL DECISION