Our wedding plans originally included having children present. We thought it would be great to have any and all of our friend's children running around. But then, one-by-one we kept getting told that the parents would rather come without the little ones...It would be a lot less work...It would allow for a grown-up vacation...It would be more fun for the parents...etc. etc.
While we were disappointed, we totally understand and now, with a kid free wedding, we know that our friends/family members that have kids can just have a good time with little to no worries the wedding weekend. It is going to be a lot of fun...
One of the things that Claire and I are also doing is having a "wedding" 3 different times...1. Our official wedding in Virginia. 2. A second wedding party in Southern California. 3. A third wedding in Southeast Louisiana.
That way, all of the friends and family, including (or especially) the kids who could not make it to Virginia on Feb 28, could be involved. Weddings #2 and #3 will be where the kids show up. Claire is planning on wearing her dress again, I will put on my suit and for the little-ones, they really won't know the difference...at least, that is what we thought.
Yesterday, I sent an email to my good friend Stacey to let her know the date of the SoCal wedding. Her daughter Emma is my Goddaughter and we want to make sure she has some involvement in wedding #2.
This morning, I woke up to read the following story:
"Bogart, I told Emma about this when I picked her up from school and she was really excited. Later in the afternoon she and Molly were playing a wedding with their Barbies and I overheard her say to one of Molly’s Barbie’s – “No, I’m sorry you can’t come in – there’s no more room, but don’t worry, we will be getting married again on March 28th!”