'I snapped and said that they needed to go': Bride kicks couple out of her kid-free wedding for bringing their children - but her reasoning has Redditors rushing to her defense

A bride was faced with the awkward task of asking guests to leave her wedding after they brought their children along — even though she had explicitly warned that it was a child-free event in the invitation. 
The anonymous woman posted her story on Reddit this week, recalling the drama that unfolded when a family friend and her husband brought their unwelcome toddler and infant to her big day.
Though she tried to handle it tactfully, the exchange soon grew heated and she asked the couple to leave — a decision that thousands of Redditors have now defended, telling her she was well within her rights. 
'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.' 
The bride also detailed how she had some children in her wedding ceremony, like her niece acting as the flower girl, but they were taken home before the reception. 
But to the fury of the bride, the couple showed up at the reception with their two children in tow, despite 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 had other guests to attend to, she asked her wedding planner to speak with the couple about their plans to have their children picked up. 
An argument ensued between the couple and the wedding planner, so the bride went over to see what was going on. 
'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 apparently offered a 'sort of apology' before ensuring the bride that she and her husband would be able to mind their own children during the reception to make sure they didn't get in the way. 
'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 couple. 
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.' 
The anonymous bride later updated her post on Reddit to inform followers about what has gone on since the wedding altercation. 
'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.

'I snapped and said that they needed to go': Bride kicks couple out of her kid-free wedding for bringing their children - but her reasoning has Redditors rushing to her defense 'I snapped and said that they needed to go': Bride kicks couple out of her kid-free wedding for bringing their children - but her reasoning has Redditors rushing to her defense Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 03:53 Rating: 5

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