- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
I need opinions/advice and help!
Here’s the situation: Our wedding is at my parent’s property. We are having it spread between a large grassed area where there will be a marquee for the sit-down dinner, and the pool area which has a large deck where there will be a bar area and the DJ/dance floor. The grassed area is linked to the pool area by a gate which will be OPEN.
We were originally not going to have any children because of space constraints (we honestly do not have the room for prams in the marquee, we’re pushed to seat all our guests as it is and we don’t really have room to seat the little ones at the table) and because of the formality of the sit down dinner (BORING for kids in my opinion) not to mention the danger of half the area being in a pool area with a DEEP pool. The thought of a child falling in just sends chills down my spine!
ANYWAY! We are now considering inviting my FI’s 2 neices who will be 4 years old and 10 months old, just to keep his sister and his mum happy. (it’s an out of town wedding for them, so the alternative would be a babysitter. However FSIL practices hardcore attachment parenting and I don’t think she will want her kids away from her for 9 hours…)
I’m worried about them around the pool. I’m worried about them fitting in the marquee. I’m also worried about then having to invite all our friend’s kids (out of town for most of them too!!) and there just being kids everywhere and all the adults having to be on high alert to stop them drowning!
Arggh. I also thought maybe we could have 2 babysitters in the house to watch the kids during the reception, but again, with my FSIL and her attachment parenting I’m worried the kids will get very upset if they know there mum is nearby and can’t be with her.
Help. Honestly don’t know what to do and VERY open to suggestions. I just want everyone to be happy and feel like we have included them and considered their feelings. I don’t want anyone to be offended…