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Children are sitting on the dancefloor by a table at a wedding. They are watching the bride and groom share their first dance.

Kids or No Kids

Kids or No Kids?
Do you want children at your wedding? Having an adult-only wedding isn’t rude but including them is also perfectly fine. Weddings can be expensive and it is only fair to decide to keep your guest list slightly smaller by excluding children. Ultimately the decision is up to you, and what you imagine your perfect day looking like. Looking at both sides, we have some tips you can use to either keep those kiddos occupied or kindly decline their attendance all together.

Kid Friendly
One thing you can do to avoid toddler meltdowns and crying kids is to keep them occupied! Here are a few things you can do to keep them entertained. Incorporate little activities for children like bubbles, tablets, coloring or activity stations. You can even have a game setup that is kid friendly. When kids have a designated area to let their energy out, they are happy and content! Don’t forget to include a child friendly food option for them as well.

Adults Only
Requesting no kids at your wedding can be hard. Here are a few ways to kindly request adults only at your wedding. Some things to say can be:
“Although we love your children, we regretfully cannot accommodate them at the venue due to restricted numbers.”
“Due to budget/space limitations, we are unable to extend the invitation to children.”
“Children are welcome at the ceremony but the reception is an adults-only affair.”
“To give all our guests the opportunity to celebrate without having to worry about little eyes and ears, we politely request no children.”


Now that you have made the hard decision on whether to include children or not you can move on to thinking about the rest of the wedding! If you live near southwest Missouri, the team of experts at Normans Bridal are here to help. Not only will our experienced consultants help you find a dress that’s beautiful and flattering, but they can also help you assemble an entire wedding look from the dress to jewelry and hair accessories. Stop by our downtown Springfield store when you’re ready to start shopping, and give us a call at 417-866-9800 if you have any questions. Be sure to visit our website to view our wide selection of wedding, bridesmaid and prom dresses. In addition, follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see the latest arrivals and events.