So, anyone who knows Tim and I know we don’t have children, and at this time don’t want to have any, any time soon. The “friends with kids” ratio FAR outweighs the “friends without”, big time. We have nieces and nephews and enjoy their company just fine, but when it comes to us, we could be, some might say we’re a bit selfish. That’s OK with me. Say what you want, when/if the time comes for us to procreate, just know that our kids WILL be perfect.
With that being said, we’ve come to the decision of not allowing friends children at the wedding. There are a few reasons for this;
Like I mentioned above, we have plenty of kids in the family that will already be RSVP’ed in with their parents. Don’t think we won’t already be worrying about these ones, so we don’t need anymore to worry about.
The venue has limited seating, and sorry folks, we’re not reserving a seat for your kid when there could be a cool ass adult in that spot instead.
The location of the venue; it’s not the kid-friendliest. With hills, landscaping without fences, and trails that lead to god only knows where, they’ll end up hurt or lost. We don’t want that at our wedding, we want adults to have fun!
No babysitter. Sorry again friends, we’re not hiring a babysitter and let’s face it, you didn’t come to our wedding to have your kid/s babysat while you party, or are forced to leave early due to your child.
Kid friendly foods and activities; There will be a limited amount of anything kid related, limited to family of course.
Last but not least, no one wants to hear a baby cry/scream/throw a fit during the ceremony. The first person on that list being me. Call me a bridezilla, this is how I feel and I think that’s OK, this is my special day, right?
That’s what I thought. ;)
This is a touchy subject, I know. I’ve been contemplating this for weeks now. The one thing I worry about is making friends feel singled out because they have 1 or 2 or more!
Well friends with kids, there are a lot of you, like I said about 90%. It’s not that we don’t enjoy your child’s company, we just enjoy yours far more. We want you to come enjoy in our special day with us, dance a little and drink a little, eat, and drink a little more.
Besides, the reception ends at 9pm, early enough for you to go home and tuck your kids into bed.
I hope I didn’t offend anyone and that our beloved friends respect our wishes. This was a tough decision,
Thanks for reading!
p.s. if for some reason you feel offended by this,(which hopefully equals no one) there’s a comment box. Feel free to say how YOU feel. Everyone deserves at least that.