When I get married, I don't think I will want children there (like under the age of 16 or 18).
I would want to have an outdoor ceremony and a nighttime, fancy reception. I would want to keep the guest list under 200 (150 if i can) and I would want it to be a fun, party-style affair. I also wouldn't want to pay a ton of money/plate for kids that won't touch their meals.
What do you think about a child free wedding?
I am 24 now and hope to be married by 30 (ideally, but obviously that's not a sure thing). I have nieces and nephews that would be under the 16 age cutoff at that time so I was thinking about including them in the ceremony, but having my reception be adult only.
To people who say "you're not even getting married, who cares?" True. I'm not, but i want to know what the general consensus is about this. I don't want to offend people, but I also don't want to place the wants and wishes of my parent guests above my own on my wedding day.
- i would prefer a child free wedding30% (3)50% (2)36% (5)Vote
- child free weddings are selfish and rude20% (2)50% (2)29% (4)Vote
- I wouldn't care either way50% (5)0% (0)35% (5)Vote
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I'm not sure if I'll ever get married, but I do agree that a child free wedding sounds nice. I think it's just more fun that way, since you can do more "adult" things (at the reception) without feeling bad because kids might be looking. Nothing dirty, I just mean things like getting a little drunk or generally partying hard. Like you don't have to worry about being a good role model or anything. It's also more fun for the kids' parents because then they could just hire a babysitter for the night without having to worry about leaving early just to put their kids to bed. So no loud, crying or annoying kids running around. Not all kids are like that of course, but you never really know with them.1