1 year old at the wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@inspiration86:  Don’t bring up the baby at all, just offer to pay for their baby sitter for the evening.

Post # 4
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Who is going to watch the child while you are at the wedding?  I would definitely offer to pay for a sitter for them but since the child is so young they may choose to bring him/her anyway.

Post # 5
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@inspiration86:  Here’s what we did and it worked out great. 

My MOH and her husband were both in the bridal party.  They had a 2 year old who was the ringbearer, so a bit older.  They hired a babysitter they were comfortable with (we paid for it).  The babysitter came to the ceremony and as soon as the RB walked down the aisle, she was waiting in the corner at the front and my sister just escorted him over to her.  She sat with him during the ceremony and took him out when he was starting to get antsy.  She also attended the reception.  She sat at the table with him, his mom and dad.  She kept an eye on him during the reception, took him out for diaper changes, and took him out when he started getting tired.

It worked out perfectly. I think you could do some variation of this and have everyone be happy.  I will say, we made exceptions for children of the bridal party and only 1 brought their 2 month old with them. 

How does your FI feel about this? I couldn’t imagine not having my nieces/nephews there!  


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