There are so many decisions to be made when planning a wedding. One thing you must figure out early in the wedding planning process is how many guests you are going to have. This is essential for venue searching and budget planning since catering and cake will require a close idea of guest count. You will need to decide if you are going to have kids at your wedding. If you choose not to, don’t feel guilty! There are many reasons why a couple chooses to not invite kids to their wedding. No matter the reason you choose to have a no kid wedding it is essential to let your guests know of your decision.
There are several ways to do that and I suggest doing all of them, so no one can say they hadn’t heard!
Now for the brutal truth- not everyone will be happy with your decision. News Flash: They don’t have to be. The only ones who must be happy are you and your fiancé. But you do need to be prepared to respond to those that aren’t happy. It is also important to have a united front- both of you as well as your wedding party and families should all be giving the same response.
Also, be understanding to those that cannot attend the wedding if their children cannot attend. This happened to me so I completely understand it. My husband’s cousin and his wife decided on a no kid wedding and our oldest son was only a few months old. The wedding was a four-hour drive away and we were not comfortable leaving our son overnight at that age. The option of getting a babysitter closer to the wedding was not possible because all the family we knew in the area were going to be attending the wedding. So unfortunately we had to make the decision to not attend. We explained to my husband’s cousin the predicament we were in. We understood their side and they understood ours. We did not ask for an exception and they did not offer one. We respected each other and each other’s viewpoints. So I highly recommend having an open mind if someone says they cannot attend and respect their decision.
Most importantly- enjoy your wedding! It will go so fast so make sure you enjoy every minute.
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