When You Want Your Second Wedding To Be A Child-Free Affair


27362272504_13377eba35_b

Did children put a damper on your first wedding ceremony and reception? If you don’t feel like going through that again, well, who can blame you? Sure, some children are well-behaved thanks to their parents, but others are not (also thanks to their parents). The decision to have a child-free wedding is one likely to ruffle more than a few feathers, but that’s too darn bad. It’s your wedding, and it can be kid-free if you want.

With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at what you can do to ensure your wedding is sans ankle biters:

Word Of Mouth

Avoid saying “No children” or “No kids” on your wedding invitations, as it is considered bad taste and will offend a whole lot of people. Simply spread the word that your second wedding is a childless affair. If you are still concerned half of your friends and family are going to show up with their kids, make an announcement on your wedding website. Make it clear that it’s not “some” children who are excluded from your wedding, it’s “all.” You may also want to mention the wedding is an “adults only” event on your Save the Date cards. This is considered much more tactful than saying so on your invites.

Local Babysitters

Provide the contact information of local babysitters and child care services if you know more than a few of your wedding guests will have to find people to watch their little ‘uns. Consider letting the responsible teenagers in your life know you need people to watch the kids. As long as money is good, said teens will likely say yes. Just make sure they will actually do their jobs!

Invited Folk Only

List only the people invited to your wedding on each invitation. This is a subtle way to let your guests know you don’t want their kiddies at your wedding. If you want, you can put limitations on the ‘kid’ invites and only allow those 17 and up to attend.

Money Issue

Explain that children mean extra mouths to feed at your wedding if continually pressed by your guests about the issue. No one is going to argue with you about wanting to save money!

Remember, this is your big day…stand firm with the no kids rule!

Suggested Posts

Stealing away to the beach for your vow renewal or second-time around wedding? Here are some dresses that could make you feel like a bride all over again! All this gown needs is a beach background, don’t you think? Short and casual, but still very bridal and beautiful. For something more fun, try this one …

0 185.5k
Share

Questions: My siblings and I are planning my parents 50th wedding anniversary out of state. I would like to have some type of religious ceremony but don’t know the difference between a marriage blessing and vow renewal. My parents are both Catholic (my father is a Deacon on sabbatical) however there were not married in …

0 184.6k
Share

Your knees will buckle when you get a glimpse at these wedding gowns from Zuhair Murad’s 2016 line. Each and every gown has a unique, bold presence and a distinct bridal style. No matter the age or the occasion – from vow renewals or second marriages – you’ll want to slip one of these beauties …

0 184.3k
Share

Flattering and free, an empire-waistline is complimentary on a variety of brides. From bohemian styles to classic silhouettes, these designs are of the most versatile fare. Let’s have a look! Delicate and sweet, this gown is the perfect for a bride with whimsy style and fairy-tale dreams. There’s a bit of the roarin’ 20’s sewn into …

0 184.4k
Share

Taffeta doesn’t seem to be first choice among bridal wear, but so many gorgeous designs are overlooked because of those preconceived notions of it being too old or heavy. Taking in a gorgeous, iridescent light and unique texture, this fabric can bring a bride to life. Take a chance on something outside-the-box with one of …

0 184.4k
Share
wedding dress for older bride

  Updated: 7/21/17 Recently we heard from several of our readers that our wedding dress roundups didn’t have enough wedding dresses for older brides. We decided to remedy that with a post that is dedicated to wedding dresses for the older bride. Whether you’re getting married for the first time or this is your second …

0 213.2k
Share