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Why Shouldn’t Kids Go to Weddings?

Sorry but, No, Your Children Can't Come to My Wedding

5. The bride and groom usually understand that sitters are expensive. 

As someone who nannied and babysat kids for years, I totally get how much money a good sitter can run you on a Saturday night — especially if you have more than one child. And while I'm very aware that child care isn't cheap, it's definitely not affordable for the bride and groom to foot the bill, either. But something many parents may not realise? Most newlyweds aren't nickel-and-diming their guests. Instead of giving an expensive wedding gift, consider factoring in the amount you'll pay for child care and give a less expensive gift if it makes attending the wedding possible. More often than not, we just want to see your shining faces! 

6. If you really can't swing coming without your children, I totally understand. 

Whether your kids are 8 years old or you just had a newborn, rest assured, no couple is expecting all of the people they invited to attend. If you really can't find child care, or it's too much of a hassle — no worries. We can always celebrate another time that's more convenient for you! After all, a wedding is just a party, but marriage is for the rest of your life, right?

Let's get one thing straight: I really do adore children. I like to coo at them on the train, and I'm the first person to offer up an "Oh my God, your baby is so cute!" to parents walking by with their little ones. But despite being an assistant editor on the Mums team who actually gets paid to write about kids every single day — I'm still not having them at my wedding. And trust me, it's really nothing personal.

Let me assure you that I'm not a complete bridezilla who insists that the spotlight is on her and on her only for the entire day. I'm fully aware that my wedding day is also about my future husband and the family and friends that celebrate with us. However, I feel pretty strongly that a wedding reception isn't exactly the best place to have a bunch of little kids running around, and to be quite honest, I'm sure they wouldn't exactly be looking forward to it, either.

So before you pass judgment, hear out my reasons. Not all brides who don't want children at their weddings are complete monsters.

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