A 27-year-old bride has revealed that she banned her 12-year-old niece from her upcoming wedding even though it is not child-free.
Taking to Reddit, the soon-to-be bride explained that her cousin Linda’s daughter, Cerrie, cannot behave at family gatherings and she was afraid that the young girl would ruin her special day.
She said that when her other cousin Lily got married, Cerrie caused a scene on the wedding day and she did not want the same thing to happen to her own wedding.
“Linda recently called me up to ‘talk’ and brought up child-free weddings and how terrible they are. Her invitation said nothing about a child-free wedding, it had her name, and her husband’s name on it and no plus one or anything to indicate Cerrie could come,” she wrote on Reddit.
“I told her I wasn’t having a child-free wedding, Cerrie just wasn’t invited because of what happened at Lily’s wedding.
“I don’t want a repeat of Cerrie seeing she’s not the flower girl again and throwing another fit.”
The bride then said that her cousin Linda got some members of the family to take her side and bombard her and her fiancé with text messages about how selfish they were for excluding only one child while others could bring their children.
Reddit users were quick to share their thoughts on the situation, with one person writing: “I would reply, ‘You’re so right, it was really mean to exclude a child from the wedding her parents are invited to. Therefore I rescind the invite to you and your husband.’”
Another said: “Bro if my 10-year-old kid destroyed someone’s cake at their wedding, I would ban myself from weddings for the next 10 years out of pure embarrassment and shame. Probably all of public life too if we’re being honest. How can someone let something like that happen and not realize it’s time to rethink every single decision they’ve ever made?”
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