How much for reception child care?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2533 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@kestane: I would say about $100 would be fair, depending on what time the wedding is. If the children will be awake the whole time and she will be entertaining and caring for them the whole time then maybe slightly more. I say this based on about $15 an hour for 4 kids which would be $90 and rounded up.

Post # 5
1736 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would do at least $20 an hour. She’s going to be traveling to your wedding location and staying potentially staying overnight. So adding a bit more compensates for that. Also, in Boston, $15 an hour for one child with an experienced babysitter is pretty normal.  

You could also do something like $100 in cash and a $50 gift card if you’d prefer that. Just as an extra thank you. 

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