Post # 1
We have 7 kids attending our wedding ranging from age 1 to age 8. Our venue coordinator has asked me to note down on our seating plan which tables should have booster seats and high chairs and how many of each. I have no idea really…
I know the 8 year old and maybe the 4 year old will probably just sit at regular “grown-up” seats. But does a 3 year old get a booster seat? How about a 1-year-old? I haven’t taken care of young kids in ages, and I really don’t have a feel for this. Any moms out there who have some more insight? Help!
Post # 3
I would ask the parents what they would prefer. Maybe add it as an option on the RSVP cards; just for those with children. It really depends on how big the children are. If you have already sent out your invitations, I would call and/or email the parents.
Post # 4
A 3 year old will likely need a booster seat, unless they are a tall 3 year old. My daughter didn’t need one when she was 3. However, my son is 3 and needs them sometimes at restaurants but not at home in regular chairs. I would guess depending on the chair style. A 1 year old needs a high chair. That would be a must. Are you sure these kids are actually coming yet? Because sometimes parents use weddings as a good time to get a baby sitter even when kids are invited.
Post # 5
Our 3.5-year-old twins are tiny, but I actually stick them right on the chairs (they kneel if they have to). I’ve found a lot of the boosters actually slide right off the seats if the kiddos squirm even a hair–they make me very nervous. For the 1-year-old, I’d ask about a high chair that can pull up to the table. Our 21-month-old sits in a high chair; when he’s big enough, I’ll move him directly to the seat. If you’re not sure, though, definitely ask the parents. I’d be touched that someone cared enough to call me about that!
Post # 6
Thanks guys! @edisonsgirl: Our wedding is in 2 weeks, so we have collected RSVPs and definitely know that these kids are attending the wedding. I guess what I’ll do is have high chairs for the two 1-year-olds. For the 3-year-olds I’ll have the venue keep the booster seats on hand in case we need them. No need to track down all of the parents individually. I can always count on the Bee to answer my questions 🙂
Post # 7
If you’re not sure, err on the high side. High chairs for babies up to 2 years, and boosters for kids up to 4. They can always take the booster seat off the chair and tuck it under the table if they need to. 🙂
Post # 8
I agree with Jen. High chairs for the 1 year olds. But I would reserve boosters up to age 4, just in case. If the parents don’t want them and they were already placed at the seats, a booster is pretty easy to stick under the table. Or the wait staff can take it away, with no effort.
Post # 9
I would say that a one year old probably still needs a high chair. I would ask the parents about the 3 and 4 year olds. My daughter liked to sit in a booster until she was like 5 but my son who just turned 3 has not used one is over a year. Its hard to give a general answer. I think it would have to be a case-by-case basis.