3. Not to be awful, but, yes, the day is mostly about me and my husband.
Although some brides choose not to invite kids out of fear of epic toddler and baby meltdowns, that's not really the case for me. Truth be told, I'll have been planning my very expensive five-hour-long party for almost two years once the big deal rolls around — and there's something to be said for that. When push comes to shove, I really want parents to be present and unencumbered by their kids, even if it's just for a few hours, so we can all enjoy the time together.
4. This is a party for adults, and I really want everyone to enjoy themselves (aka let loose!).
It would be nice to celebrate with my adult guests by having a few drinks, cutting a rug, and swapping a few stories without little ones underfoot. And what's more? I'm willing to bet that by the time 9 or 10 p.m. rolls around, any guests under the age of 6 wouldn't really want to be there, either. The bottom line: I want my guests to enjoy themselves and have as little stress as humanly possible, which means having no small children to look after, change, or whisk away for a snooze.