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MIXED EMOTIONS ON KIDS AT WEDDINGS

Q: Your response to "Furious in Vancouver, Wash.," about adults-only weddings, was right on.

My brother is being married in two weeks. We were informed, via e-mail, that children were not invited.

My wife and I have a 16-year-old and an 8-year-old who will be in the wedding party as the ring bearer.

I called my brother to ask about it. They relented. It was better than going off half-cocked.

Mike in Indiana

A: Readers agreed that the writer should attend her brother's wedding - with or without her husband. Here's a sampling:

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The woman whose children were not invited to her brother's wedding needs to check an etiquette book. It is the privilege of the host/hostess to determine the guest list.

Etiquette Maven, Fort Worth, Texas

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As a wedding singer and tour guide for a historic home that hosts weddings, I'm appalled at children's behavior at weddings. I love my four children but I don't take them to weddings.

Singing Tour Guide in the South

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips.

Universal Press Syndicate

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