Kids only wedding reception dilema
My niece has decided she doesn't want children at her wedding reception, although she is making exceptions for some children who are in the wedding and their siblings as well. My eight year old is her ring bearer and my 15 and 16 year old boys are ushers. However, my boys are not invited to the reception after. There will be six or seven other children from the above mentioned group attending and they range in age from 10 to 15.
We are expected to pay for my eight-year-old's tux, I hosted a wedding shower for her and am helping her by sewing some items for the wedding.
My fifteen year-old got tears in his eyes when he realized he and his brothers were the only cousins not invited to the reception. I also have an 18 year old daughter, not in the wedding, who is invited to the reception, merely because of her age.
I am hurt and frustrated. My husband says he will attend the wedding but not the reception and will most surely tell them why.
I can understand an "adult-only" reception...but seriously...I'm amazed at their rudeness. Any suggestions? Should I join my husband in his boycott, remain silent and get over it, if so how do I explain it to my boys when they are shipped home after performing their duties at the wedding?