Woman Wants to Know if She’s Out of Line for Refusing to Go to a Child-Free Wedding if Her Son Can’t Go

Here we go again!

It’s another story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page about drama involving a child-free wedding.

And we want you to decide if this woman acted like a jerk for refusing to go to this one.

Check out what she had to say.

AITA for refusing to go to a child free wedding if my son can’t go?

“My younger brother and SIL are getting married next year 2024, and sent out the rsvp earlier this February which is when this whole “fight” started.

The invitations include “tickets” to the wedding along with the dress code and a semi-letter letting the attendees know this is a child free wedding along with a few other formalities or rules whatever they want to call them.

Not my wedding not my rules to make plus I don’t have “children,” my only kid is 16 year olds and I am a single mom so the whole idea of going to the wedding to enjoy a fun night to myself without kids is not something new nor is it something I’ve had to worry about for a while.

The issue isn’t with the rule-the issue is that the invitation originally came with two tickets and we didn’t think much of it because he’s not a child so why wouldn’t he be invited.

Turns out the no child rule involves anyone under the age of 18 and we found out when my son brought up the wedding during a family dinner and both my SIL and brother seemed taken aback which then led to questions and them finding out they had accidentally sent out two tickets which then led to an awkward conversation and my son getting un-invited in front of the people present.

I’m genuinely trying really hard to understand their side and the fact that it’s their wedding not mine but I cannot get past the idea of the way they did so and how they made my son feel. Also, the fact that I had my son at a really young age and his “dad” was never present so my brother was like a big brother to my son so I think my son (and me) are quite hurt at the idea of my son not attending.

I would say me choosing to not attend is nothing personal but I’d be lying if I did so. I’ve been getting called immature, petty, and a b**ch but I think the situation would had been different had it been made clear my son wasn’t going to be invited from the start and not get his invitation revoked randomly.”

Check out how folks reacted on Reddit.

This reader said she’s NTA and they made a good point about this whole thing…

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Another individual shared their stance on child-free weddings.

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And this Reddit user said she is NTA and said they would have done the same thing.

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