Post # 1
We are planning on having a NYE wedding/reception with the wedding not starting until 8pm. We feel it is completely appropiate to have an Adult only reception. However, I am worried that family members (sister-in-law) will throw a fit. They would have to travel from Boston to Central IL and I worry she would try to not come. But if we say it is ok because the kid (he would be 2 1/2) is my nephew, then what about my bridal party members that have kids…?
The thoughts keep running through my mind, and I know- it’s my wedding so do what I want, but I want my entire family there. Do I talk to her about it since we are still in the early early stages of planning?
Post # 3
I would bring it up so they can plan ahead. There are professional childminding services in most cities that she can hire.
Post # 4
@BrookieCookie9: It’s easier said than done to travel that far a distance and arrange childcare to be away from your kids, especially when they are that little. I didn’t say impossible, just not easy. Just explain your wishes, listen to her concerns and hopefully something can be worked out! Could you possibly help her arrange for a trusted local sitter if she feels more comfortable traveling with her child?
Post # 5
The SIL is a little weird about traveling with the kid. They have never came to IL since having him, and most of the time do not like to travel to see my sister who lives only 40 minutes from them. I know she would not be ok with a baby-sitter she did not know.
Honestly, I worry that she will leave my nephew in Boston. I understand why, traveling with a 2 1/2 year that far is a bear. But at the same time, I only see my nephew once or twice a year, so I would want to see him when they do come…
I will probably just talk to her about it and see how that goes :-/
Post # 6
I’m actually hiring childcare workers and having a kids’ room at my reception. My brother and SIL have two kids under the age of two, and there’s no way they’d be able to find childcare for them since they’re flying to the UK from Indonesia to attend the wedding. I want them (and a few other of our friends who are in similar situations) to actually enjoy the wedding without having to worry about finding a sitter.
The kids’ room is going to be set up for the duration of the reception–from dinner through the end of the evening dance–and will include special kids’ meals, games, a wii, a video, etc. Hoping it works out okay and that the kids are able to have as much fun as their parents!