His Brother-in-Law Declared His Wedding “Child Free” So Now He’s Considering Ditching the Whole Thing Because His Kids Can’t Come

A man recently asked if he and his wife were wrong for not wanting to go to his brother-in-law’s wedding after they found out their children weren’t welcome. Here’s what the man had to say:

He Liked His Brother-in-Law

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The man was really looking forward to his brother-in-law’s wedding. Even though the groom was quiet, they got along well. He was happy that he had found an equally cool woman to marry.

No Kids Allowed

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But the man and his wife were surprised when they found out that the wedding was going to be child-free! They had four kids, aged 3 to 9, who were all nieces and nephews of the groom. “Our kids make up literally half his family members, all his grandparents have passed,” he said.

Their Small Family

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The groom didn’t have a big family apart from his immediate one. Their second cousin lived a far distance, so they probably wouldn’t come. Only his parents and two sisters might attend. But because of the no-kids rule, maybe only his parents and one sister would come.

His Daughter’s Would Be Sad

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The man and his wife, therefore, started to consider not going at all. He knew his older girls would be very disappointed not to attend their uncle’s wedding as the kids had been to many weddings in the past with their friends. 

He Was Fine with Being a Parent

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On the other hand, his socializing was always limited whenever he was out with the kids. This is because he was always taking care of his kids at weddings because his friends also had kids. “It’s usually the dads and moms standing around talking as we make sure our kids behave and play with each other,” he said.

Brother-in-Law Didn’t Like Kids

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His brother-in-law didn’t have children and didn’t spend time with them. None of his close friends had children either. He thought the brother-in-law didn’t like children or wanted to have them.

The Bride Agreed

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His soon-to-be wife felt the same about kids too. She came from a bigger family, and the wedding seemed more important to her. They planned to live with her parents after marriage.

He Didn’t Want Kids to Miss Out

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Although the wedding was still far away, he and his wife didn’t want to leave their kids with a stranger overnight. They didn’t have anyone else to take care of them. Plus, his older kids would feel left out, like they didn’t count.

He Wanted to Skip the Wedding

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He wanted to respect the bride and groom’s choice, but he didn’t want to go to the wedding without his children. He also felt the groom’s guest list was small, and he thought the groom would be sad if they didn’t come.

Was he wrong?

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The man wasn’t sure if he was wrong for thinking this way, so he reached out to Reddit for advice.

People Responded

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One commenter posted, “Your post reeks of judgment from his child-free wedding choice to not having kids to moving in with his in-laws. If you don’t want an overnight babysitter, that’s fair. You can stay home, and your wife can go to support her brother.”

Another disagreed, “If you invite a couple with kids to a child-free wedding, you shouldn’t be surprised they can’t attend. Especially a couple with four kids under 10, that’s ridiculous.”

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