Etiquette inviting (or not inviting) children?
Im trying to put together the guest list for our wedding and after attending a wedding recently where the young children screamed through the ceremony we decided that we didn't want to invite any children (we have none of our own).
However we are really close to our neighbours and their three kids (4, 9 and 13), we take the kids out for the day and they come round to play to give their parents a break. Our neighbours are from Spain and dont have friends/family locally that could look after them and the youngest is disabled so a babysitter that they don't know isn't really an option. Would it be rude to have their kids there and no others? We are considering having the middle child as a page boy - does this make a difference?
I know that our close friends that have children will understand and be happy to let their hair down for the day and all have family to look after them. I'm most worried about offending my partner's cousins with kids - he's not concerned about it, nor is my MIL2B. It's their side of the family so should I just not worry about it? Or do you have to have an all or nothing approach when it comes to inviting kids?
Any thoughts or experiences would be much appreciated!