Like bars and brothels, weddings are a place for adults.
While a few people choose to invite children to their wedding and the reception, a lot of the time it’s a kid-free zone.
There is alcohol. There is your embarrassing cousin kissing your mate from high school. There is your brother-in-law rapping along in the corner whilst breakdancing.
There are some things children should never witness.
So when a woman on Reddit arrived at her own child-free wedding, she was shocked to see a couple had arrived with none other than their two children.
The title of the thread was “Am I the asshole for kicking out a couple who brought their baby and toddler to my wedding because I wanted a child-free event?”
She explained that the bride and groom weren’t even close to the couple.
“This couple I’m not very close with but the wife is a long-time family friend so I felt that I should invite her. To be clear, all of my invitations stated that there were to be no children at this wedding. But she and her husband showed up with their infant and toddler (who I think is like 3-4),” she began the Reddit thread.
She explained that she let is slide at the actual ceremony, considering her focus was on the fact she was marrying the love of her life.
The bride assumed the children, like the flower girls, would be picked up after the ceremony, and that they wouldn’t arrive at the reception.
Until they did.
“Anyway the reception rolls around (I’m fast forwarding through irrelevant details about the wedding but it was beautiful and everything went as smoothly as could be expected). The couple comes and, lo and behold, they still have their children,” she wrote.
“I had many other guests and didn’t really feel like dealing with it so I asked our event planner to go over to them and discuss whether someone was picking up the child as the reception (and wedding, frankly!) were not supposed to have children,” she added.
The bride continued to explain that everyone was “drinking and loud and rowdy” and that a crying child, alongside a child running around, was not part of the plan, especially given the infant already had to be taken out during the wedding ceremony.