(Closed) Advice needed – babies & seating plan

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mrs-v-to-be: I don’t have a baby, but I would prefer to have the baby between myself and FI if I did. And not every guest is “kid friendly” I would hate to put a child next to one of those people….

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Make a kids table. Thats always fun.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Make a kids table. Thats always fun.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I would place the baby between the parents.  They can always switch places after the meal.  A kids table is a good idea but will only work for children @ 4 and older who can feed themselves. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you should put the baby between the parents.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t see that it really matters how you put them as long as they are all in a row.  they can always just move the baby in between them or to one side if thats how they prefer. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

As one of those “non-kid” people, I would prefer it if the child is seated between the parents.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

For ther other guests it is best to seat the child between the parents.  Personally, I would rather avoid sitting beside a kid at all costs (even though i quite like kids in general), meal times are messy and I will be in my finest clothes for a wedding.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Does a 6-month-old baby really need its own seat? I know, I know, I’ve heard it before: “You can’t expect the parent to carry the baby all night.” My rebuttal to that: If you don’t want to carry the baby all night, don’t bring the baby to the wedding. I know I sound super rude about this, but I just don’t feel I should take up a place setting for a baby. :0s
I’m extra glad to see a post on this because I’ve definitely been wondering what other brides are doing about the baby thing.
Another question: At what age DO kids really need their own seat? (Because let’s get real–since when did you see a 2-year-old stay seated for more than 3 minutes?) 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My vote is to sit the child between the parents. The child is comfortable and each parent has an adult they can talk to on their side.

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