Episode 44

Should you invite kids to your wedding and what to do if you don't - with Irene Tyndale of Irene Tyndale Weddings and Events

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This is show number 44 and today we're discussing the big question many couples face when it come to their guest list, and that is to invite kids or not to invite kids.

Well, you don’t have to worry about that any more because today’s show will answer all those questions and more. To help with this topic, I chatted with Irene Tyndale, Chief Event Officer of Irene Tyndale Weddings & Events, an Atlanta-based wedding planner with over 20 years experience planning weddings and corporate events who has a phenomenal passion not only for design but also for logistics (which is what you want in a planner) and creating memorable experiences. She truly loves people and making people happy, so she knows exactly how to very tactfully handle delicate subjects such as inviting kids, which has positioned her as a leader in the event industry. Because of this, I knew she was the perfect person to speak to.

Irene and I discuss:

  • Why this is such an emotionally charged topic
  • Advice for couples who are trying to decide whether or not to invite kids
  • What couples can do if they don't want kids, but want a few in the wedding such as a ring bearer or flower girl
  • If a couple does want kids at the wedding, what they can do to make sure they have a good time while staying safe
  • How to word your invitation to let guests know kids aren't invited

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!