Planning a wedding can be a stressful process, and one of the most contentious issues can be whether or not to allow children to attend. One Reddit user, Exotic_Resolution_45, found himself facing this dilemma when his sister set strict rules about children attending her wedding. He shared his frustrations and sought advice from others in a Reddit thread.
The user explained that both he and his sister Maggie would be traveling around 1200 miles to attend the wedding, along with their children. His sister had sent a group text outlining various rules, including that no children would be allowed at the bachelorette or bachelor parties, and they would need to be watched during the day until family photos were scheduled. After dinner and a small portion of the reception, the children would need to be taken to the house next door. The user expressed concern about his son, who has type 1 diabetes, and the added stress of managing his condition throughout the day.
Reddit users had varying opinions on how to handle the situation. Some suggested politely stepping down from the wedding party and attending as guests to avoid the stress of managing the children. Others empathized with the user’s concerns about finding a suitable babysitter with experience in managing diabetes for their toddler. There were also those who found the sister’s rules to be unreasonable and suggested sitting out the wedding altogether.
In the end, the decision on whether to attend the wedding with children or not will depend on the individual circumstances and the ability to find suitable care for the children. It’s important for both parties to communicate openly and find a solution that works for everyone involved.