Wedding Guestlist Part II: Kids

Wedding Guestlist Part II: Kids

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So further to the guest list discussion, we decided that even though we love kids, we weren’t going to have them as part of our big day and have opted instead for an Adults Only affair.  And it
was probably one of the easiest wedding-related decisions we’ve made so
far.  I know this is something that probably makes sense
to some brides while is unfathomable to others.  I can only speak
from our personal experience though, so here is our reasoning below;

For
us, our friends are just starting to have children.  Some are working
on their 1st, some on their 2nd and 3rd, but most just aren’t at that
stage yet.  Also, there are not very many children in our immediate
families.  We aren’t godparents or aunts/uncles yet.  There is
no child in our lives (so far) that we see on a regular enough basis to have formed a strong bond with.  Now I have some friends that are not yet
parents, yet have little ones in their lives that they are like second
parents to–not a day or week goes by where they don’t either see or talk to the
children and it’s quite sweet to see that sort of connection that some people have.

We were a bit nervous at first that this decision would rule out a few friends and family members from attending the
wedding (especially since it’ll be out of the country over a long weekend) but
surprisingly, the parents we invited seem like they will be coming and will make other arrangements for their kids.  I think some are just excited to have a weekend to enjoy to themselves, in the
company of other adults.  Plus with a 9 hour open bar, we don’t
anticipate anyone being responsible enough to take care of themselves,
let alone their kids!

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