When your children are not invited it may be a blessing in disguise
How often are couples with children on time for anything?
Rarely. Problem is when you’ve got a wedding to get to, to arrive after the bride is almost a criminal offence.
The ceremony itself is the most special part of the day, however throw in a screaming child or a Fireman Sam siren and the bride will be crying for all the wrong reasons.
Nap time means that one of you will have to sit in your hotel room (or the car if you’re not staying over) until your little one has had enough rest. Throw in the fact that they’ll probably be manic with excitement about seeing all your relatives and they’ll be very difficult to settle.
Canapes are the most unchild friendly food you can get. Too small, too rich and too delicate. Unless the couple have decided to go for cocktail sausages you’re going to have a hungry child on your hands.
Wedding breakfasts are not ‘fast’ food. Most children want to leave the table once they’ve had a few mouthfuls let alone sitting still for five courses.
Even most adults are watching the clock when it comes to the speeches so there’s no way children could find them entertaining. Trouble is the more distracted the speakers are (if there are kids playing and shouting) the longer they’re going to go on for…
When the kids all hear the band start up they’re bound to be excited. Try explaining to them that the only people allowed on the dance floor for the first dance is the bride and groom.
The evening of the wedding day is the time that everyone let’s their hair down, relaxes and enjoys the party. Trouble is you’ve got a child that needs to be put to bed…
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