Post # 1
Children will be welcome at my wedding but I was wondering at what age do they need their own seat or place setting? Do I provide high chairs or booster seats? Or do the parents just hold them when they are really young? any help would be appreciated. I am having major problems making decisions today.
Post # 2
babykoala: Even if they are really young babies still in a carrier, it is nice to provide an empty chair to place the child on.
Most babies can sit unsupported between 6-8 months. The high chairs provided at venues usually do not recline like the models you can get for home use so there are of no use for younger babies.
A child can move to a booster seat without straps at about 18 months.
You could also reach out to the parents and ask their preference.
Post # 3
You should definitely ask the parents for their individual preferences! It saves a lot of guesswork.
But as a rough guide:
< 6 months – will stay in pram or baby carrier, but as julies1949: said, leave a space.
then up to 18-24 months: high chair.
then up to about 3 or 4 years: booster seat. (It’s ok to expect parents to bring this, in my opinion).
No one wants to spend the evening with a child on their lap.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
I agree with the comments above, it depends greatly on the age of the children. Having a few options is great, but check with the parents – some may have it under control, others may be planning to leave the kiddos at home anyway, so no worries there. Asking is the simplest way to handle it. Also check with your venue, they may have them available without any extra effort on your part.
Post # 5
Wow, you sound like a great hostest. First, check with the venue, do they have sufficient high chairs and booster seats. Many do. If the do, if not too late, you might put an extra line on the RSVP cards for people with invited kids, booster or high chair needed? or lines for each one?