Post # 1
My Fiance and I have decided to host an adults only wedding. The youngest guest will be my 12 year-old cousin who will be doing a reading. So far, all of our guests have been very understanding and even excited to have an excuse to hire a babysitter for the evening. We are very lucky to have such awesome families and friends 🙂
We just learned that one of my Fiance’s close family friends is pregnant and will probably have the baby about 3- 4 weeks before our wedding. She asked if we would make and exception to our “no children” guest list since the baby will be so new and she will need to breastfeed every couple of hours.
I completely understand and would like to accommodate her but I’m worried that our other guests may be offended. What does everyone think?
Post # 3
I think breastfeeding newborns are a fairly universally accepted exception. I doubt any of your guests will raise a fuss.
Post # 4
@SapphireSun: Thanks! That’s what I’m hoping 🙂 Do you think it would be worth giving our guests who have children a heads up? There aren’t many of them – maybe 8 couples.
Post # 5
@SeptemberBride2013: I agree. I would hope the couples with children would understand without it needing to be explained that newborns are an exception due to the need to breastfeed so often (and they typically sleep through the wedding anyways). I don’t think you need to explain or worry about it.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn
@SeptemberBride2013: I don’t think any parents will be offended. They all remember when their baby was that young and they weren’t comfortable being away from them. No need to give them a heads up.
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! This makes me feel a lot better 🙂
Post # 8
I had a similar thing happen at my wedding. They brought their newborn and no one cared. I, too, was worried about what other people who had children would think but I guess I didn’t need to!
Post # 9
I agree – totally fine when it’s a breastfeeding newborn!
Post # 10
It’s not like the breastfeeding infant will require a seat or a $50 plate of chicken fingers. I think people will see the difference. If not, they aren’t looking closely enough. We are having a kid-free event as well, except that my SIL will be about 6 weeks post-baby, so of course she will be bringing along our new niece/nephew. Makes perfect sense to me.