The Australian bride-to-be asks what the minimum age should be for children invited to a wedding

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Bride-to-be planning an ‘adult wedding’ sparks discussion after asking minimum age for children invited to the big day

  • The bride-to-be asks what the age limit should be for children invited to weddings
  • Aussie woman is planning an adult only wedding but not sure if she is inviting children
  • Many shared ‘appropriate’ age groups that were banned from their own weddings
  • Some banned children under 12, while others said they only allowed 16 plus

A bride-to-be planning an adult-only wedding has sparked a debate on social media after wondering what the minimum age should be for children invited to the big day.

The Australian woman shared her ‘dilemma’ on Facebook where she asked the question, ‘What age is old enough to tell a guest that their child can’t come?’

Her post sparked a discussion, with many brides sharing the ‘appropriate’ age groups banned from their own weddings.

A bride-to-be planning an 'adult-only' wedding has sparked a debate on social media after asking what the minimum age for children invited to the big day should be (stock image)

A bride-to-be planning an ‘adult-only’ wedding has sparked a debate on social media after asking what the minimum age for children invited to the big day should be (stock image)

Poll

At what age can you leave children at your wedding?

  • All children are invited 2 votes
  • All children are prohibited 3 votes
  • Children from 5 years old 0 votes
  • Children aged 10 or older 1 votes
  • Children aged 13 or older 0 votes
  • Children aged 16 or older 2 votes

“Mine were not children under the age of 12, with the exception of our flower girl / ring bearer family and all nursing babies,” wrote one bride.

‘We wrote down the exact names of the people who could attend each invitation and who had no plus or extras. So if it had the names of the kids on it, they could come and if not, then no. ‘

Another bride said children under 10 were not allowed to attend her big day.

“Our RSVP cards state that children 10 and older are welcome. We both have family members that we don’t want to exclude who thought they were 10 years old, they are old enough to enjoy themselves and still let the adults have a good time, ‘she explained.

One bride said she jokingly called her wedding “ PG 13, ” so 13 was her cut-off age, while many revealed children under 16 were banned from the event.

Those planning an adults-only wedding said their guests backed their decision after respectfully requesting no children at the front desk.

‘My wedding is for adults only and everyone really got this. All parents are really excited to have an event without having to take care of their kids, ‘wrote one bride.

“I think it’s all in the delivery – if you’re not rude about it, they can’t really argue.”

Some brides said that while having a child-free wedding, they made an exception for newborn babies due to breastfeeding requirements.

Another woman said she had “a lot of kids” at her wedding.

‘It was a riot and absolutely fantastic. Why don’t you run around? They don’t know anything else and it makes it fun, ‘she explained.

While another bride insisted, “If your child is not on the invitation, it is not invited.”

One woman shared her advice on inviting kids, saying, ‘At the end of the day, if you only want adults, that’s totally okay! And if someone cannot come because they cannot / do not want to leave their children, it is entirely up to the parents.

“You just have to agree if some can’t make it.”

Meanwhile, other brides said that if the invite says “ adults only, ” the cut-off age is just under 18.

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