Monday, March 10, 2008

Should Kids Be Invited to Weddings?

The Opinionator
Children belong at wedding celebrations more than anyone else. They are a central reason for couples to marry. Who but those among the most selfish of us would restrict children from wedding celebrations? Clearly, it is a family celebration, not just an adult fling. What a lost opportunity to shape the future to shut kids out of weddings. In another time, in most other cultures, it would be seen as outrageous to exclude kids from weddings. Weddings need to promote children, not marginalize them.
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Mercurior said...

WTF??? its not about children, its about that day when a man and a woman (or whatever grouping you want) standing up declaring their love in front of their friends and family.

but these children in the past were punished for making noises in church, there was a little respect.

Feh23 said...

Whaaaa? So the only reason people get married is for procreation? And the only way children learn about cultural stuff is by going to weddings? According to this writer, children are almost required to be at a wedding. What a crock of bull.
The decision of whether or not to allow children at any part of a wedding should be entirely up to the couple and for whatever reasons they feel. Sure, I have some fond childhood memories of being at weddings however, one of my most terrifying childhood memories involved forced involvement in a wedding as well.

Malacophile said...

Funny, I was always under the impression that marriage was done because two people love eachother. Not because they want to breed. Silly me.

Anonymous said...

OH RIGHT, I'm getting married simply because I want to procreate. Wanting to be with someone I love has absolutely nothing to do with it.

No small kids are coming to my wedding. Don't like it? Stay home. It's MY ceremony, not yours.