Post # 1
FI and I really want to have banquet tables at our daytime wedding; however, we have several friends with babies (all of them between 6 mos. and 10 mos. by wedding) Our thought is to give each couple an extra seat in between them for baby stuff/carseat/ a little extra space for whatever baby and accoutrement needs.
Does this sound like a good option? (We can’t really afford babysitters and wanted kids at the wedding anyway–older kids have a separate little table)
Also, for anyone else who’s had banquet tables, did it work okay? I’m a little nervous about people finding it hard to get up and down.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
Are you talking about the long rectangular style tables? We used that type for our rehearsal dinner and it was fine. I think making smaller children at the tables is fine. I’m sure those parents will appreciate the thought.
Post # 4
@hotwings: Yup, the long rectangular style tables–like, one big long rectangle instead of a bunch of rounds.
Post # 5
That’s what we did. We counted the babies as a seat at the table and left the chair, and the venue had highchairs available that they could swap out if they wanted.
Post # 6
Yup – I think that is a fine idea. This means that for every couple bringing a baby, you would save them 3 seats, correct? You can also prep the reception staff early on how many booster seats that your guests may need. That way, for those babies that will need them, they will have them ready. If they will keep the baby in the basket, they can do that too.
If I were a parent, I would pretty much assume that if I brought my baby to a wedding that I would need to take care of them, so I think that this is fine.
Post # 7
Ok good, sounds like a plan. Thanks ladies!