involvement,” says Sian. “If you’re not inviting kids to your big day, say so loudly and clearly as early as you can. You don’t have to justify your decisions, but you do need to be open and upfront from day one,” she says.
A tactful way to address the situation is to word your invitation accordingly. Try a simple ‘Mr and Mrs Smith are invited to…’ and finish with ‘We hope you can both attend’. This makes it obvious exactly who is being invited, without spelling out the fact that little ones are not.
“Remember, it’s your wedding – you make the rules. If people can’t handle the rules then they can choose not to attend,” says Sara.