Response: Unfortunately, today, it would be socially incorrect for anyone not invited to the wedding to attend the ceremony or the dance. They are considered private events. The bride and groom have paid yes, they had to pay something to reserve the churchto reserve the facilities for their guests. The only time it is appropriate to attend a church event without an invitation is when it is some type of church-sponsored function, not a private one.
Though not inviting children creates problems, it is a decision the bride and groom have made and it should be respected. They did the socially appropriate thing by listing only the names of those invited on the invitation envelope. Though your nephew might wish that he could include the children, that could create a domino effect with the brides family and result in many more guests than anticipated.
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