…why are children welcome at funerals but not weddings?
I tried to pose this as my facebook status, but B made me remove it as I was highly likely to offend someone! We’ve been asked to a number of weddings since we’ve had kids, but almost always just us and not the kids. We are not ones to talk really, as we didn’t have kids at our wedding, this was more because we didn’t really know anyone with kids at the time!
Recently B’s Grandad died, and I was umming and ahhing about whether to go to his funeral with the kids, and wasn’t sure whether they were too young etc. I sparked a nice little debate on facebook about this, and the general concensus was that kids are perfectly welcome at funerals, more often than not for the light relief they bring!
I just don’t understand what is so taboo about kids at weddings? Is it the cost? The inconvenience they could bring? The noise they make?!! My kids love the idea of weddings, the dressing up element, the fairytale picture of it all they have in their heads! We’re just about to turn down an invite to a very old friends wedding, sadly. Children are not invited to the church or meal, only the evening do. Which would be great if it wasn’t in deepest, darkest wales somewhere. And yes, I’m a cheapskate not wanting to stay over!! Unfortunately we don’t have family close by who are willing and able to take on the task of having all the kids for 24hrs, I am very jealous of those who have grandparents at their beck and call!!!