Is it acceptable to have a wedding with no children?

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  • Is it acceptable to have a wedding with no children?


Answer #1 | 20/12 2013 05:13
Yes -- done all the time
Positive: 45 %
Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 05:14
ive seen this cause rows between family and freinds.... In my opinion no its isnt right, its hard for people to get rid of their kids and why should they? In my opinion its selfish, however its your day so good luck with the aftermath if you choose that decision
Positive: 39 %
Answer #3 | 20/12 2013 05:14
yes - its upto u, i would be having my children and neices and nephews only or just my kids.
Positive: 19 %
Answer #4 | 20/12 2013 06:48
got to disagree with laurence - parents go out all the time and find babysitters for the children You wouldn't bring the kiddies with you for a fancy dinner, why would it be any different for a formal wedding reception? If parents do not want to hire a baby sitter or come without their children they can RSVP no I would think a night out -a chance to dress up, eat, drink and dance without tending to the kids all evening would be welcomed.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #5 | 20/12 2013 09:05
Yes. Your wedding, your rules but be prepared for those who will take it as a personal slight that you haven't invited their children. Some won't attend because of it.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #6 | 20/12 2013 16:02
Things to consider. There is no rule that if you invite a few children that you know and care about then you must invite every child of every guest. You have the rest of your lives to party with your own social set, but this is the one and only opportunity for your entire family to gather and pet you and praise you make much of you in front of your future in-laws. In cutting guest lists it usually better to leave off the younger relatives than to leave off the elders. Family gatherings are very important to elders, who will feel slighted if they are not included. Again, you have the rest of your lives to get to know your social set and your young cousins, but only another 20 years left to enjoy Uncle Bill and Aunt Fern.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #7 | 21/12 2013 18:44
Yes, it is acceptable to have a wedding with no children at it.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #8 | 20/12 2013 08:48
You do not have to have children at your wedding! We made the same choice. We simply put on our website that it was an adult only reception. Dont put this on your invitation though. For our invitations we wrote "We have reserved ___ seats in your honor" so that no one got confused. One couple actually texted my fiance asking them to bring their kids. They went as far as to say they didnt have to eat at the reception so we dont have to pay for them. Some people are just plain ignorant so be prepared to give them a firm "we're sorry, our reception is for adults".
Positive: 10 %
Answer #9 | 21/12 2013 14:31
Perfectly acceptable, as long as you are consistent. The worst thing people do about adults-only weddings is make exceptions, as in "I don't want kids at my wedding, but my sister can bring hers." That kind of thing is bound to cause hurt feelings.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #10 | 20/12 2013 08:43
People need to learn to not be defensive about this choice! It's a perfectly fine one, even if cost isn't an issue. I've been to several adult weddings and my own was this way. Everyone was 18 or older. I personally prefer them. There is a minor downside, in that you may get complaints or comments. Even though it's incredibly rude for someone to do this, it still puts you in an awkward position. So try to find a very neutral response to this that doesn't mention kids you've never met! In fact, don't mention kids at all. Just say something generic like the two of you decided together that you have close friends you want there, and this is the plan that works for you within your budget.
Positive: 10 %

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