No Children Wedding Not going down well with family
I have had a very lengthy conversation along this line today. Not wanting to play devil's advocate here, but isn't a wedding about the joining of two families???? and the essence of 'family' is children. You can't be a family without them.
From your post, if I've read it correctly, immediate/close family members children are included and for extended and non-family it's only a ceremony and wedding breakfast exclusion.
If this is the case you should be able to emphasise 'the evening party'inclusion and those that matter and value you the most will be understanding and support you decision.
For those that disagree, ask yourself this........'why are they on the guest list anyway?'