Post # 1
Just wondering… There will be at least 3 couples with babies invited to our wedding. The babies were all born recently, making them about 1.5 years old at our wedding. Should they have chairs? What age should a child realistically get a chair instead of sitting on their parents lap?
Post # 3
I voted young as in the 0-6mts, only for the space issues at each table (i.e. a round table for 10 that needs to fit a carrier, or high chair). Also I think 1.5 year olds at your wedding would probably be able to sit in there own chairs…
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’d ask the parents how they would like their child accommodated. I’d think at that age that they’d want a space at the table, but some may not even want to bring their kid with them.
Post # 5
I say give them a chair because babies come with a lot of stuff. (Diaper bags, pumpkin seats, etc) Even if the baby is too little to sit in the chair, it will be useful for mom to have a little extra room rather than cramming two people and loads of stuff into one place setting.
Post # 7
I think the age limit of sitting in the parents’ lap only applies to airline ticket pricing. I personally think the space should be saved for a child/infant regardless of the age since with babies, the parents will need a chair to put the bassinet/baby carrier on. My vote is regardless of age, you need to account for the space for a chair or a high chair. I don’t think a parent would enjoy a dinner while trying to hold a child in their lap.
Post # 8
@mrsSonthebeach: Yah I don’t plan on specifically including the baby’s names (at that age) in the invite, because I imagine their parents would want a night out (which I am encouraging so they have more fun) and they’re definitely old enough to leave with a sitter. But if they did ask to bring them, that’s ok too.
Then we have a big age gap with the next oldest kids being about 6 by that time. They will all be included as legitimate guests. I’m splitting it like that because those kids will be old enough to eat the meal, but in my experience the younger ones just eat snacks their parents bring.
Post # 9
I would sit my one year old daughter on my lap.
Post # 10
We had a spot/seat for every guest – even the 1.5 month old. As pp mentioned, the space at the table is much appreciated, I think.
Post # 11
I had a chair set out for the two one year olds at our wedding and the venue had a heads up they were there and for the banquet captain to approach and ask of they’d prefer a highchair.