Post # 1
What are you doing for child care? Everyone I know will be at the wedding… my kids are 3 and 1. My parents are going to watch them, is it completely innappropriate to have them there all night? I think my son will be fine, and my daughter will sleep in her stroller….
Also, when your introduced to the reception are you being introduced as a couple, or a family?
Post # 3
My future stepdaughter will be 11 when we are married. We are being introduced as Mr. and Mrs. at the reception. Future Hubs will dance w/ her at the reception as the Father Daughter dance.
I do not think it is completely inappropriate for you to have them there all night. What time does your reception end? I was in a wedding where the daughter of the bride and groom was 2 and she hung – granted, she was exhausted, but everyone wanted to dance and have fun with her. Will there be other kids there to keep them entertained as well?
Post # 4
I have been wondering what to do with my kids too. I have two, two year olds. They’ll be 2 1/2 years old during the wedding. They are a little clingy with me at this time especially around other people. I’m worried that they won’t last the whole ceremony (prob onyl 15-20 minutes) without wanting me to hold them or them trying to squeeze my leg. They’re also close to my sisters and Fi’s brother but they’re all in the bridal party. I was thinking they could hang out with Fi’s parents who they’re also close to, but I really don’t want Fi’s parents to be distracted from the ceremony. So I don’t think I’ll go that route.
I’m contemplating having their day care provider join us at the ceremony and watch them.
As far as the reception goes, I don’t think it’s inappropriate to have them there all night. My boys have a 7 pm bedtime, but that day, I’ll just let them crash partying! I couldn’t imagine them not being there. Also, there will only be 4 kids total at our wedding.