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Kids at wedding

November 21, 2017 4:05:46 pm

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239690 Kathy Hall Wedding date: October 29, 2011 St Pete Beach, FL, USA

We are getting married end of Oct and we have planned adult only evening. It is a destination wedding and the hotel is 2 miles from ceremony/reception site. My sister who is maid of honor just informed me that if her 2 daughters (14 & 10)could not attend ceremony she was not coming. Here's the dilemna: Her daughters are a nightmare, no one wants to be in charge of them. If they come to ceremony, which will last 15 min. how are they getting back to hotel? I am afraid my sister will come up to me after ceremony and say if they can't stay for reception she is leaving. My sister is divorced and the girls could stay with their father for the weekend but she already went out and got them dresses for the ceremony. Now I don't know what to do. My parents don't want to watch them either.

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160387 Carol Crist Wedding date: August 28, 2010 Philadelphia, PA, USA

July 13, 2011 11:29:07 am


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Emptyprofileicon Antoinette

July 20, 2011 12:50:49 pm

My sister is in the works of planning her own wedding and she has decided to have an adult only reception. She wants the adults to be able to have fun and not worry about what their kids or someone elses kids are doing. She is expecting for some of the parents to say they will not attend or have babysitting issues but she is sticking firm and i think you should too. This is your day not your sisters, her kids are old enough to be with a babysitter or by themselves and behave. To get to the point I would explain to your sister that no other kids will be there and you hope she can make arrangements and be able to come celebrate with you and the adults. Good luck!


239690 Kathy Hall Wedding date: October 29, 2011 St Pete Beach, FL, USA

July 20, 2011 3:08:48 pm

Thanks for the support. Not sure what is going to happen, she has threatened to not come if kids can't, we'll have to see. I am sticking to my guns though.


Emptyprofileicon Alba Henderson

August 02, 2011 2:29:23 am

Hi, first of all she should not be threatening at all and should have consulted with you before she went ahead and purchased the dresses....

If you are open to having the girls you think they can handle a small task...maybe assist the the person incharge of handing out the programs for your wedding....?

As far as the reception....tell your sister she will have to sit with her children.

Best wishes to you. Congratulations and bravo for sticking to your guns, lol.


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