Friday, February 13, 2009

No, You Can't Come In

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!”

14 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Very cute. :)

Hallie

WILLIAM said...

I think Claire is real nice and all but..you knwo there is still time to back out...you know because...you have internet stalkers...like me.

MaBunny said...

LOL, that is so cute! hehe Nope, sorry you can't come in, but you can come to our second wedding... children will always amaze you with what they come up with!

AirmanMom said...

Out of the mouth of a babe!

~AM

for a different kind of girl said...

So cute, and I imagine that this three wedding deal will live up to the old adage that good things come in threes.

Schell Family said...

I'm glad she could provide you some material today :)!

gigglepotamus said...

While I understand your wanting them, good call on the no kids! I think the stress of having to keep my kids under control would make me think twice about even attending a wedding... except yours, of course.... except... I haven't gotten my invitation yet...

Sue said...

She sounds like a sweetheart!

JP said...

Three weddings? Wow! Your face will be stuck in the "smile" position forever!

Little Miss English Teacher said...

Haha. Too funny! I'd love to have three weddings! Mine was so amazingly awesome I want to have one every year now ... to the same person and all :) But still!

Anonymous said...

Can you marry someone different each time?
Williams Brother

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

You are so accommodating! We did "no kids" at our wedding and WHOA did it cause drama. Mike's cousin's kids all have ADHD (okay, they don't, but they seriously used to act like Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Cat in the Hat) and they refused to come because we didn't invite kids. It's such a touchy subject...I applaud you for being so inclusive!

Coffee Bean said...

Well... years ago our whole family was invited to a wedding of friends that insisted we bring the kids. Our now 16 year old son was 5. When it was time to kiss the bride he said very loudly, "EEWWWWW GROSS!" We were mortified! That couple now has 5 children! They claim they are glad they we brought them and remember it fondly. We, however, would not have brought him had we known.

Super Mega Dad said...

I had a hard enough time with just my ONE wedding. My face hurt for a week from all the smiling. I can't imagine doing it over and over again like that. You are a BRAVE man.