(Closed) Are you inviting babies to your wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Bee
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

No, because we don’t have any in our immediate family, and those are the only kids we are inviting.  I think it will be a nice afternoon away for our friends with babies

Post # 4
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4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Nope.  No kids under 15 at ours.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes, we are allowing nursing mothers to bring infants but we are informing them via word of mouth- my SIL and 4 of FI’s cousins are all giving birth within a month of our wedding, plus one of my best friends AND my Maid/Matron of Honor are all having/had babies in the last few months so… it was allow them to bring the babies or have them not come. 

I’m slightly worried about the babies disrupting the ceremony but we are going seat the new mommies close to the door so that they can make a quick escape if need be.  And as far as the reception goes- they are just going to be in their carriers the whole time and so I’m not worried.  Most of them will probably sleep through the whole thing.

 

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we did. we had one baby at the ceremony (only 30 people at the ceremony) and she was good as gold. her mom said she sang along to the music when there was singing or piano, but that’s the only noise she made and if she was going to cry they were prepared to take her out. (not that i really cared, i wanted attention taken away from me!) there was another baby at the reception, and they were both fine the whole time. it was fun having them there, they got to dress up in cute dresses!

Post # 7
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had no kids invited to the wedding even though some guests did have babies.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We had kids at our wedding, neither one of us had family friends with ‘kids’ anymore, and by that I mean below 18, so it was just friends and cousins who had kids, so they were all under 3.  Ours was inside in a church and then reception outside and it wasn’t a problem, one kid got fussy in the church and they just took him outside.  We did have someone at the reception to watch them during dinner though, we didn’t seat any of the kids.

Post # 10
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2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

If we had any babies that young, they’d be welcome. Moot point at present!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re not inviting them, but we’re not NOT inviting them.  Our guest list is small enough, we can deal with people asking about it if they want to bring them.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yep, babies are totally invited…although I think we’ll only have 1 under a year old.  However, we’ve got 7 more who are under 2, so it would be awkward to invite the other 7 & not the “baby” under 1.  Our church has one of those enclosed rooms in the back for parents to duck into if their child starts making too much noise, so they won’t miss out on the ceremony.  We’re thinking up a kids’ play area for the reception (cushy mats & padded blocks as a “perimeter”, with some 99cents store toys) & maybe a babysitter for that area, just to keep an eye on the kids.

Post # 14
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1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@Ambereyes – there were 4 or 5 kids between 10 mo and three years so we hired two family friends (teenagers) to watch the kids and give the older ones a little dinner in a playroom while everyone ate.  The parents were seated in an easy place to get up and out if they wanted to go check on them during dinner.  But the kids were at the wedding, during cocktail hour and dancing.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

10 toddlers is a lot of little kids.  If you can, maybe hire some childcare for the reception?

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, they are all invited!

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