Furious bride kicks couple out of wedding reception for violating child-free directive on invite
Many people defended the bride, telling her that she was well within her rights to tell the guests to leave
A bride who asked a couple to leave her wedding reception for violating the child-free directive of her invite took to Reddit to gauge the appropriateness of her action.
The anonymous bride posted her account on the social media platform Reddit, where she detailed the incident and explained her reasons for doing so. She recalled the entire drama that ensued when one of the couple's family friends brought their unwelcome toddler and infant to her big day.
The couple first tried to reason with their guests, but when the argument heated up, they had to ask their guests to leave. And surprisingly enough, it was a decision that thousands of Redditors defended, telling her she was well within her rights to tell the guests to leave.
"This couple I’m not very close with but the wife is a long-time family friend so I felt that I should invite her," the bride began. "To be clear, all of my invitations stated that there were to be no children at this wedding. But she and her husband showed up with their infant and toddler (who I think is like 3-4)."
"At the actual wedding ceremony, I let it slide. I was preoccupied for obvious reasons," she wrote. "I also thought that maybe they planned not to attend the reception or to have someone pick the kids up before it started."
She also mentioned that although there were some other children present at the ceremony, including her niece who acted as a flower girl, all of them had been sent home before the reception.
But when the couple showed up at the reception too with their children, the bride grew furious, since she had given clear instructions on the wedding invitation to leave all kids at home. "I mean, everyone was drinking and loud and rowdy and a crying child and another little one running around was not part of the plan," she wrote.
Since the bride was busy attending to other guests, she asked her wedding planner to take care of the situation. In no time, an argument ensued between the planner and the couple, which was immediately brought to the bride's attention.
"I think they thought I came to rescue them because they started going on about how rude my event planner was," the woman wrote. "I explained that I had actually sent him over to discuss the children. I reiterated that the event was child-free and said that I had stated so clearly on my invitations."
The mom tried to offer a weak apology to the bride and said that they would make sure they kept their children out of the way during the function.
"I said that wasn’t really the point," the bride wrote. "That’s when my now-husband comes over and he and the other woman’s husband begin going back and forth and things got a little heated.
"Finally, I snapped and said that they just needed to go, which, thankfully they did without much more noise. Still, the whole scene was incredibly embarrassing which is exactly what I wanted to avoid," she wrote.
"I really hate that my wedding day had to be somewhat marred by this incident. According to my mother, everyone was talking about it and I guess enjoying a little dramatic entertainment," she went on, before asking her fellow Redditors if she behaved like an "a**hole" by kicking out the family friends.
And to everyone's surprise, most commenters sided with the bride because of how clear she had made it beforehand that no kids were allowed.
"You stated it on the invitation and asked them politely first," one commenter wrote. "I feel awful that a day that was meant to be the best of your life was tarnished by the event." Another person wrote: "The a**holes were the ones who brought their kids to an explicitly child-free event. And then caused a scene when they were asked to leave."
Later, the bride updated her post and spoke about the repercussions of her actions from her wedding day.
"I have now learned that a few family members felt that it was inappropriate of me to kick out the couple," she wrote. "Anyway the feedback here has helped me not to feel guilty about that and just realize that not everyone has the same ideas about tact and manners," she added.