Mother Brings Oldest Child to Sister's Child-Free Wedding, Sister Gets Upset

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A mother with four children attended her sister's wedding in a different country. A few days before the wedding, she found out that it was going to be child-free, which annoyed her. She managed to find arrangements for her three youngest children but brought her oldest child with her to the wedding.

During the wedding, the mother felt like her sister was ignoring them. After the wedding, the sister sent a message to the mother expressing her disappointment in the mother not respecting the "child-free part."

The mother replied that she had respected it but if there was a miscommunication, she was sorry. The sister insisted that the mother had disrespected her and demanded an apology. AITA in this situation?

Join the drama: Sister's child-free wedding with a surprise guest

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A family with four kids invited to child-free wedding

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Last minute child-free wedding announcement causes family drama 😠

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Navigating child-free weddings can be tricky 🤷‍♀️

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Finding child care for wedding can be stressful. 🤔

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Sister's child-free wedding causes confusion for mother of three.

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Bridezilla alerts! Sister gets upset for mother bringing oldest child

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Wedding guest feels neglected by bride, creates family drama

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Misunderstanding about child-free wedding causes tension between sisters 😕

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Sister demands apology after mother brings child to wedding 🤔

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Miscommunication leads to drama at child-free wedding 🤔

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Sister fumes as mother brings 19-year-old to child-free wedding

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Child-free wedding drama 😕

A mother brought all four of her kids to her sister's child-free wedding, causing drama and hurt feelings. Despite receiving an invitation for all six family members and RSVPing accordingly, the mother was informed just days before the wedding that it was child-free.

After finding arrangements for her three youngest children, she attended the wedding with her oldest child. However, her sister was surprised and condescending towards the oldest child's presence. After the wedding, the sister accused the mother of disrespecting her wishes and demanded an apology.

The mother apologized for any miscommunication but did not apologize for bringing her oldest child. AITA? Read the full story for some heated comments and reactions.

Sister declares child-free wedding, but by her logic, nobody should attend. NTA

ArcanTemival | ArcanTemival

Sister springs child-free wedding on guests last minute, NTA.

cillianellis | cillianellis

Sister invites entire family, then uninvites them at wedding.

Lex-tailonis | Lex-tailonis

Nineteen-year-old invited and then dismissed from wedding? Bridezilla nonsense. 😒

LuvMeLongThyme | LuvMeLongThyme

Sister wanted child-free wedding but didn't tell beforehand. NTA 👍

whereisbeezy | whereisbeezy

Debate over age limit for child-free weddings sparks NTA response 🎉

ViviAnneSwan | ViviAnneSwan

Age is just a number! 🙌 Being 19 doesn't make you a child.

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Misunderstood invite leads to family feud at wedding 🥴

HorrorParsnip | HorrorParsnip

Sister uninvites kids after airfare & hotel booked. NTA 👍


Aunt owes apology for wasting thousands of dollars on travel expenses 😒

mikeyj198 | mikeyj198

Standing up for herself, commenter criticizes sister's behavior at wedding.

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Debate over the meaning of "teen" in relation to wedding rules 🤔

TheeCombatBaby | TheeCombatBaby

Attendee RSVPs for whole family, sister gets upset over children.

MadMax42093 | MadMax42093

Clarifying the invitation details can shed light on situation 🤔

MssDare | MssDare

Commenter clarifies details, calls out sister's behavior ????????

akjsarina | akjsarina

Bridezilla strikes again! NTA brings 19yo sister to child-free wedding 😱

albertkay51 | albertkay51

Wedding invitation listed children, bride changed her mind. NTA.

crazymamallama | crazymamallama

Invitation addressed to family, sister gets upset when child attends 🙄

couldbeyouornot | couldbeyouornot

Taking an adult to a child-free wedding, NTA wins.

whosgotammo | whosgotammo

Age is just a number. NTA wins this round 🎉

Dreadifare | Dreadifare

No child-free policy stated, sister overreacted. NTA.

Primary-Criticism929 | Primary-Criticism929

NTA for bringing adult child to wedding with unclear invitation.

Foreign-Tourist-471 | Foreign-Tourist-471

Age is just a number 🙌

Bushtfathands | Bushtfathands

Parent defends bringing children to child-free wedding, sparks debate ⚡

Jennabear82 | Jennabear82

Sister is the AH for changing rules, but clarification was needed 😕

OrlaCarey | OrlaCarey

Comment defends parent's right to bring kids to wedding.

DelurkingtoComment | DelurkingtoComment

NTA defends bringing adult daughter to child-free wedding 👩‍👧

privacyishard | privacyishard

Age is just a number 🙌 Child-free wedding drama

BunnyGirlSD | BunnyGirlSD

Clear communication is key! NTA for now 👍

Yukon-Don | Yukon-Don

No children policy unreasonable for 19-year-old offspring. 🙅‍♂️

jalexoid | jalexoid

Sister brings child to child-free wedding, bride gets upset 😡

LoveBeach8 | LoveBeach8

Sister's child-free wedding causes drama over 19-year-old attendee

ChemistryAdorable212 | ChemistryAdorable212

Debate over child-free weddings - is 18 old enough?

bitchy_badger | bitchy_badger

Oldest child is grown and joined military. NTA 👍

Bostonya | Bostonya

Clear NTA. Poor communication and weird standards. Move on 🙄

AgoraiosBum | AgoraiosBum

Sister demands child-free wedding, but gets upset when niece is excluded 🤔

HunterDangerous1366 | HunterDangerous1366

Legal age matters, bride should be more specific next time 🤷‍♀️


Defending adult daughter's right to attend sister's wedding 👏

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Sister cancels on most of the family, then gets upset?

Silvermorney | Silvermorney

Sister's child-free wedding turned into a family feud 🤯

SatelliteBeach123 | SatelliteBeach123

Age is just a number, not a definition of maturity 🙌

nigerianprinceas | nigerianprinceas

Adult-only wedding drama ends with NTA comment 🎉

FewDeer489 | FewDeer489

The perfect response to a child-free wedding drama 👌🏼

gorenglitter | gorenglitter

Guest brings 19-year-old to child-free wedding, bride gets upset 😠

FM_Einheit | FM_Einheit

Sister vs. Mother: Who's the a**hole in this wedding drama?

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Sister's wedding, sister's rules. NTA for following invitation instructions.

barbaramillicent | barbaramillicent

Sister's child-free wedding causes family drama, commenter supports OP.

Pinkie_Flamingo | Pinkie_Flamingo

Child-free wedding, adult child attended. Bride overreacted. NTA 👍

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Support for not being the a**hole at sister's wedding.

confusedstarter | confusedstarter

Sister invited entire family, then got upset at child's presence 🤔

Pale_Pumpkin_7073 | Pale_Pumpkin_7073

Age is just a number, but weddings can be exclusive 🤷‍♀️

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Sister's child-free wedding causes conflict, clever response suggested 🤔

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Commenter believes mother did nothing wrong at child-free wedding.