I have no respect for the ban of children/babies from a wedding. it makes no sense to me. B/c we all know that a baby doesn't belong in the world...that's unnatural for a marriage.
That's like those people who say they won't use FAM/NFP b/c it's gross. Wow and that makes sense how?
I made triple sure children were welcomed to the ceremony and reception. I can only imagine what some people must have experienced in the past...I had people calling me to make sure, even following up with a written letter lol. They couldn't believe it. One mom broke down in tears.
BTW It was a blast and I don't even recall hearing a baby during the ceremony.
Hope I don't need a flame suit but seriously, the bridezilla attitude surrounding children and weddings just irks me to no end. :
I would decline big time and just feel sorry for them b/c when life hits them in the booty they are probably going to struggle. That was a terrible email to send to a relative.
On top of those very good reasons, I offer another: some people DON'T LIKE KIDS. Really. I know it's hard for mothers to believe, but it's true.
If I didn't like children, why on earth would I include them in a party celebrating my marriage?
I'm not saying that's the deal with the cousin, but it's a possibility.