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Kids at Weddings ... Yay or Nay?

Kids at Weddings ... Yay or Nay?

Posted on March 12 2020, By: Amy Mahony

Kids at Weddings ... Yay or Nay?

We recently had a couple ask us if kids are invited to weddings that we have done in the last couple of months, or what the preference is lately. We both have kids (6 between us) and so can see both sides of kids being at weddings; either attending or not.

It’s like anything when it comes to weddings; it’s your day so your decision. If you want Flower Girls and Page Boys, then obviously the decision is simple! But if you’re not, how do you decide if kids can come?

It really comes down to your personal preference … If kids aren’t your #thang (and for some people they’re not #NoJudgement) then don’t invite them. Just make sure you are clear on your invite and decide early so people aren’t left in the lurch trying to find childcare at the last minute. Bear in mind that some people might have babies who are still feeding, so it might make it a little tricky to say NO to these kids (we call this the “Babies in Arms” Rule … if they’re too young to walk, perhaps they should be able to come).

Another idea might be to invite kids to only the ceremony, and then after that they can be picked up or looked after in a room close by or accommodation on site.  

We have both attended weddings where we have had to organise our kids to be minded, and other ones where they were able to attend. Sometimes we loved having the kids there, other times we wanted to night away, so it was nice to have a night to ourselves.

Whatever you decide, just make sure you are clear to all attendees so everyone if on the same page.

Good luck.

Amy + Sara