(Closed) acrylic crystal and kids don't mix at the table????

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Should I consider using acrylic crystals at the tables still?
    Yes, should be parents' responsibility : (14 votes)
    45 %
    Yes, but put the crystals closer to middle and out of reach for kids : (14 votes)
    45 %
    No, too dangerous : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Other, as I have another idea : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    …ugh…this is a little hard…..I would be of the opnion that parents need to be responsible for their own children (coming from the  mother of a 3yr old)…..I would use the crystals…I am very used to watching my daughter like a hawk regarding things that are accessable for her to put in her mouth!

    Post # 4
    Member
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    I agree parents should be watching their kids. They can just push the crystals away that are within the toddler’s reach. 

    Post # 5
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    39 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Anyway to tether them together? Or maybe put them in something? Forewarn guests with children? Hate to see a child choke because the parents were distracted with the event.

    Post # 6
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    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Are you doing a seating chart?  What about using the crystals at the adult tables, and mixing in a few tables with petals here and there and putting the families with kids at those.  It would eliminate the problem during dinner, allow you to have your choice of centerpiece for the most part, and be kid friendly.  As for the after dinner/dancing part of the reception I would say parents need to watch their children. 

    Post # 9
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    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    A one year old can’t even sit in a regular chair on their own.  How in the world are they going to get the crystals without an adult there?

    You can do things for the little ones (kids bags, for example), but you don’t have the abandon your vision for a baby.

    Post # 11
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think if the kids are mostly under one years old they won’t be able to get to them on their own.  I think it’d be fine.  When the kids are at the table they’ll be by their parents and when they’re down they’d be too short to get to them.  Sounds like you’re just gonna scatter them around in the middle of the table so they should be fine.  Pretty idea!

    Post # 12
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    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think it’s totally fine. The parents should watch them, and I don’t think it’s really a risk anyway. The petal idea also seems funny to me, because while a kid probably wouldn’t choke on a petal, you don’t really want them eating petals either. 

    Post # 13
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We had crystals scattered on our tables around the center pieces (so closer to the center). I had asked our wedding planner if it would be a choking hazard for the kids….she and my Darling Husband laughed at me and said that would be the parent’s job. In the end we had them and no one tried to eat them either.

    Post # 15
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    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Honestly I would say go with the crystals. After getting married a year ago and making so many decisions based on other people I really wish I would have done a few things the way my husband and I wanted(selfish maybe?) But really it is your wedding and if it is your vision go with it.

    I mean yeah maybe they are a choking hazard – but really so is anything else for a toddler. I was at a wedding last summer and a kid put an acorn type thing in her nose and got it stuck. And this was just something she found at the venue on the ground – NOT DECOR! She had to be taken to the hospital since she shoved it so far and her father missed the entire reception. So – really even everyday objects can be hazardous and parents really should just watch their kids closely – especially if they are taking them to such a large and important event.

    Just my two cents after backing off some of my original ideas after input from everyone else…and also taking the devils advocate position 🙂

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