Would you attend a wedding 2 weeks after having a baby?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you attend?
    Yes! Baby wouldn't stop me : (48 votes)
    28 %
    My husband would attend but I wouldn't : (27 votes)
    16 %
    No, we would all stay home : (58 votes)
    34 %
    I wouldn't know how I feel until the baby was born (second pregnancy) : (39 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    No chance in hell I would leave a 2 week old baby.

    Post # 4
    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    It depends if baby can come too!

    Post # 5
    5883 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I went to my sister’s wedding when my baby was just under 3 weeks old. It’s doable, if the venue is close (hers was) and you can get back and forth if BF’d. I did it just fine.

    Post # 6
    577 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would definitely not attend, even if I could bring the baby, and I wouldn’t let my husband attend either. Leave me at home with a newborn and a toddler 2 weeks after birth? No. 

    Post # 7
    4372 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    This same situation happened to us, except it was 1 week after baby was born. My husband went and I didn’t.

    There’s no way to leave a breasfeeding baby at home that early on (usually they haven’t taken a bottle yet, it would be hard to pump for bottles having the baby only be 2 weeks old, and a 2 week old can feed too frequently for mom to leave the wedding to feed and come back).

    It was our first baby, and I didn’t totally want my DH to go, so keep that in mind too. My mom came to my place while he was gone, but if I didn’t have her support there’s no way DH would have gone. So depending if they have support in the area, especially with two and the mommy is feeling up to tackling the kids alone for the afternoon/evening then dad MIGHT come, but most likely not mom and possibly neither of them.

    Post # 9
    6631 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yeah no toddler and neborn in the mix equals no sorry would not be going to a wedding 2 weeks after giving birth. 

    Post # 10
    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    @Pinkmoon:  We had a newborn at ours who was still being breastfed. I think she was 4 weeks? Mum and Dad didn’t mind attending. She was very sweet.

    Post # 11
    953 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    This is happening to us. DH’s closest cousin is getting married a bit over 2 weeks after my estimated due date. They said we were welcome to bring baby girl, but it’s in a different state (either a 1+ day drive or longish flight) and I just can’t imagine being up for that 2 weeks post-partum. Since DH and his cousin are so close, though, he will be going with his father. My mom lives in the same city as me and will staying with me that weekend for support.

    We will be attending a wedding approximately 6 weeks post-partum. It’s my dearest friend’s wedding and luckily my entire family was invited. They can provide an extra hand with baby girl (who is invited) while I’m performing MOH duties. 🙂


    ETA: added additional info

    Post # 12
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I just went to a wedding where one couple attended just 5 days after the birth of their baby!  The couple had a good time and everyone cooed over the baby!

    Post # 13
    1771 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My sister is due with her second child just 9 days before our wedding and she already has a daughter who will be 3 on the wedding day. She still plans to attend the wedding. She said she wouldn’t miss it for anything 🙂

    Post # 14
    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Only if we are SUPER close to the couple getting married, and it’s in town, but then yes! If we weren’t, then no.

    Post # 15
    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It would have to be my bestest friend ever. But still probably no. I’ll be bleeding, and leaky, and sweaty and sore. Lol. Not my idea of a good time.

    Post # 16
    8480 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’d say ….maybe.   It really depends I think on that individual baby, mom, and pregnancy.  If I felt well and the baby was doing well I would definitely consider going. 

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