Updated: Jul 8, 2020
In my opinion, Guestlist is one of the hardest parts of a wedding. Trying to blend two families, friends, co-workers, and anyone & everyone into one room is hard. With that being said, kids coming to your wedding is always a big question and factor. Kids at a wedding can be pure entertainment or a nightmare. Who gets to bring their kids and who doesn't? Are we having a complete kid-free wedding or are we having a bounce house and hiring a clown for the kids? Are the kids taking up the budget or the seats? All the good questions!
For us, way back in the day, when we were planning our wedding, we chose to just have our immediate family have the option to bring their kids. Those kids just so happen to be in our wedding as flower girls and ring bearer. We came to this decision because we had a limited amount of seats at our venue and way too many people we wanted to invite. For us, kids were butts in seats and those seats were valuable. (haha looking back now as a mom of a two-year-old, it makes me laugh at this because, kids never sit down at weddings, not even to eat!)
The Flow Chart
When couples ask me my advice on the matter, I always refer them to this flow chart to help them make their decision. In the end, no matter what advice is given, it is your decision. Go with that beautiful gut of yours! Take a read and let us know if you have any questions!!! We are just an email away!
Have a creative day!!!