If your children are invited, your invitation will say “Jones Family” or have every name listed on the invite. If it’s not clear, do not make assumptions! Contact the bride and ask. Did you know that one guest can cost the newlyweds almost $100 or more on average? Showing up with extra guests is bad manners, even it is your kiddos. The newlyweds are probably not excluding your kids because they don’t like them. It probably has more to do with the type of event they would like to have or cost. Plus how often do you really get a night out without the kids where you don’t have to pay for the food, drinks, and dancing. It is worth the extra dollars you may have to pay for the sitter.