Response: Hello Emily, The answer to your question is not easy. First, how close are the children who would not be able to attend to you? If they are nieces and nephews, then you may want to rethink omitting them. If they are children of friends or are distant cousins, then it might be okay to omit them.
Second, will guests have to travel to the park and possibly stay overnight away from home? If so, will leaving their children behind create difficulties, such as leaving a small child overnight with a babysitter?
If a large portion of your family, and perhaps your fiances, will not attend, are you open to the idea of having a small private wedding with only close family and then having a larger reception on another date for extended family? This reception could be held at a private home or a public park, which would reduce costs.
As you think through all the issues, particularly any hardships that may be imposed on your guests, you can better decide whether the park is the best choice.
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