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04 Feb 2013

Will you be having children at your wedding?

by Caroline@hitched

Whether to have children at your wedding is a tricky topic. You have the choice of a standard ‘no children’ rule, allowing all the children of your nearest and dearest, or having a select few attending your big day.

We spoke to forum members of mumdrum.com – a brand new site for mums and mums-to-be, to see their opinions on inviting children to the big day:

Forum user Lamby told us: “We just had family children at our wedding, plus a newborn (2 weeks old!) and an 8 week old baby who had come with his Mum from Canada. We worked out that between our guests there were 35 children, so to invite them all would have meant 1. A lot more money being spent, 2. A venue packed to the rafters which I really didn't want 3. The day becoming noisy kid’s party, not a wedding.”

Catarina discusses how the style of your wedding day could determine whether children attend “It depends what the style of the wedding is - if it is a big ol' family knees up, then it's great to take the kids, if it's a smart stately home with lots of champagne type wedding, I'd rather (and do) leave them at home, and am secretly glad when the invite says no children!”

Little Welsh One explained why she requested to have no children at her wedding day: “I requested no children at my wedding (with the exception of my nephew). Only a few friends had children at that point and I wanted them to enjoy the day without running around after their little ones. I'd also been to weddings where the kids were a nightmare during the ceremony and the parents did nothing to silence them. I have taken my eldest to a local wedding, but her grandparents picked her up after the meal.”

Will you be inviting children to your wedding? We’d love to hear your opinions!

Caroline x

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Published 4 Feb 2013 13:38 by Caroline@hitched
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