Do I care? not so much.
I have three nephews ages 1.5, 4 and 10. They will be 2.5, 5 and 11 and a newborn by wedding time. I like kids. I vacillate about if I want them or not, but I do like them. Some weddings are very child appropriate. Oddly enough, my sister’s wedding did not have kids there because there were no kids to be had. No friends had kids, no siblings had kids and I liked it. Twas kind of great!
This is what happened: Jonathan and I fell in love with Galapagos Art Space. The space has this:
Know what that is? Water. Water underneath those tables. Water that isn’t too deep (no idea) but water and railings not meant to hold much in. The Galapagos is an amazing music/dance/cabaret venue. Not a lot of kids go. The space is not kid friendly.
Luckily, we don’t have a lot of issue with people bringing kids, aside from my siblings, and they already know. My sister refers to it as the “baby pool of death” which it might be if kids were allowed to run around willy-nilly. Our wedding is also going to be VERY adult. Cocktail hour, ceremony, then dinner. And THEN a cabaret, so the kids aren’t going to even WANT to be there that much. So we will feed them food they will eat, have them upstairs with a few babysitters, and bring them downstairs for the ceremony. That way there will be no whining children, and they can eat and play games and hang out all to themselves. I did have to tell a friend who has two kids that the site is not child friendly and she didn’t blink.
Martha Stewart even says it is ok, and she knows all.
What’s the verdict? Am I a baby hater or do you all have opinions on kids at weddings?