I have had the pleasure of attending two weddings without my kids over the last couple of weeks. One where we choose not to take them, leaving them in the care of their grandparents and one where the wedding was a no children affair.
Sipping a lovely glass of white wine in the grounds of a beautiful country house last weekend, begged me to post the following question on Instagram. Child free weddings – bit rude or a bloody genius?
I’m sure many couples planning child free affairs might be worried about offending their people but by the looks of it a lot of mums could not be keener…
At our own wedding we included children for a few reasons, firstly we already had a son and it would have been a bit rude to leave him out and secondly I really wanted my nieces, nephew and friends children to be part of the day. As a guest however, I’m just not really a fan of bringing my own. There are many reasons behind this but lets just sum them all up by citing ‘a conflict of interests’.
So anyway child free nuptials – what’s not to like? Adult conversation, good food, dancing, the freedom to use both of your hands at will, only being responsible for your own bladder, a chance to spend time as a couple again.
Don’t we look happy :)
And of course there is also the chance to let your hair down and have a few drinks.
A pre wedding pint in the pub, Pimms on arrival, red wine, white wine, fizz for the toast, whatever you mange to minesweep when everyone clears the tables, gin and tonic time – Hurrah!
You might be feeling a little tired now.
Make a decision. GO HARD OR GO HOME! GO HARD OR GO HOME!
Jägerbombs are obviously always a good idea at this point.
Just a little pre-taxi nap
The only mistake you might be in danger of making when omitting children from your guest list is that parents on a rare night out, plied with free booze can not be expected to behave any better than their kids would have.
**************P.S. My new book The Catastrophic Friendship Fails of Lottie Brooks is out on the 3rd March 2022! It's aimed at 9-12 year olds and you can buy it here :)