Post # 1
A question for you: We are having a child friendly wedding, but actually aren’t expecting that many kids. We are expecting three babies (between four months and 10 months) and four kids (between 1.5 and 4). The reception is fairly “rustic” buffet-style (FI originally suggested picnic blanks on the ground but I nixed that and pushed for actual tables and chairs). What should parents expect in terms of seating for kids? Should we be arranging for/renting high chairs/booster seats? What do kids need at different ages? Thanks In Advance
Post # 2
If my child was invited i would expect a booster seat or high chair, but it would kinda depend on the venue. If it was in like a park, probably not.
Are you already renting chairs etc? If not, Since it’s only a few families i would just communicate to them that they should bring a booster chair etc if their child needs one. If you are, id just ask the rental company what they recommend based on age.
Post # 3
saratiara2 : Thanks for your input! We aren’t renting the tables and chairs (we’re able to borrow enough), so that’s part of my hesitation in tracking down somewhere else to get stuff from.
Post # 4
I would talk to the parents of each child and see what try can bring of whether they would like you to track down something for them.
Post # 5
Agree with above. I generally don’t expect anything and would hold my baby on my lap or bring in a pram. A toddler is just put on a chair. A high chair i would definitely preferable, so a heads up that I should bring something is nice.
Post # 6
beecee : I contacted all the parents that rsvpd and asked if they needed a booster seat, high chair, or neither.
The parents seemed very pleasantly surprised to be asked. I got two RSVPs for booster seats and just told the rental company I was already using for plates and cutlery etc.. it cost $5 per seat.
If I were in your situation (with no rental company involved) id ask the local buy nothing group if I could borrow two for the weekend.
Post # 7
I contacted the parents to see what they had wanted to do before my wedding.
Post # 8
If you are having a small number of kids, it is easy enough to contact the parents and ask what would work best for them. Some parents may be able to bring their own high chair or booster. You can borrow or rent the rest.
Post # 9
We invited kids and babies but I noted on our wedding website that we didn’t have any high chairs or booster seats. I think parents held babies or put them in car seats and the older kids made do in chairs. Some people got baby sitters.
Post # 10
Thanks all! I’ve got someone looking into how feasible it is to get booster seats and high chairs, and then will reach out to the parents to see what they need.
Post # 11
It would be nice to at least give the parents a heads up about what to expect. I’d be fine bringing my own booster seat or whatever is needed.