(Closed) "Adults Only" Wedding – Exception for Newborns?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think breastfeeding newborns are a fairly universally accepted exception. I doubt any of your guests will raise a fuss. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SeptemberBride2013:  I agree. I would hope the couples with children would understand without it needing to be explained that newborns are an exception due to the need to breastfeed so often (and they typically sleep through the wedding anyways). I don’t think you need to explain or worry about it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn

@SeptemberBride2013:  I don’t think any parents will be offended. They all remember when their baby was that young and they weren’t comfortable being away from them. No need to give them a heads up. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I had a similar thing happen at my wedding. They brought their newborn and no one cared. I, too, was worried about what other people who had children would think but I guess I didn’t need to!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree – totally fine when it’s a breastfeeding newborn!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It’s not like the breastfeeding infant will require a seat or a $50 plate of chicken fingers. I think people will see the difference. If not, they aren’t looking closely enough. We are having a kid-free event as well, except that my SIL will be about 6 weeks post-baby, so of course she will be bringing along our new niece/nephew. Makes perfect sense to me.

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