We thought it was about time that we got some debates going on Bridalwave – things that have been bothering you and a bazillion other couples and we’d love to know your thoughts. We all know that you can’t please everyone you invite to your wedding and goodness knows someone will find cause to moan about something. But what about the people you don’t invite? The little people?
One of our readers asked what she should do about kids at her wedding, or more specifically, how does she go about not having them there? She already has a couple of littlies in her bridal party but wants to keep the affair upscale rather than having over a dozen tots screaming and running around pelting each other with cake. Tentatively mentioning this to guests with kids she got a fairly frosty reception…
Some apparently would not come if the children weren’t invited. Some guests were more than relieved to have an excuse for a day off from the offspring and were happy with the arrangement.
I have a friend who flew to the USA (from the UK) for a friends wedding with her little boy only to be told an hour before the wedding that the little boy wouldn’t be welcome thus meaning she had flown over, at great expense, for nothing. (And, by the way, could they use her rental car to ferry their guests seeing as she wasn’t using it?) I’m sure not many brides are that rude!
So, here’s our debate – Should a couple be forced to have other people’s kids at their wedding even if they don’t want them just to keep the peace OR should the couple do as they please, as it is their day, and the guests stop being what could be perceived as selfish?
Let us know what you think and if you have a topic for debate, email me!