(Closed) Bringing two babies under the age of 2 to a wedding

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you lack the understanding that will come when you have children.  Babies aren’t dolls and they aren’t pets.  They aren’t convenient, they have needs and they come before old friends’ weddings.  They just do. It’s not as easy as “It’s just one night” or “just get a sitter”  If I were the bride, I’d be happy she came at all.  At less than one month old, breastfeeding can still be a struggle.  Being away from the baby too long can make the mother very physically uncomfortable and can also cause embarrassing leakage.  She is still recovering from the birth.  She’s probably still bleeding.  It’s a time for resting, not for partying.  When you have kids, they come first.  There are a hundred possible reasons that she left early and I don’t think she should be judged for any of them.

Post # 4
46413 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This woman went to  great effort to attend her friend’s wedding. I’m not so sure that I would do the same, and I would never bring 2 children if they were uninvited.

But, having said that, she did what she did , to be there for her friend on her wedding day, even if she did have to leave early.

Have a little compassion.

Post # 5
4771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah once people have kids nothing else matters but the kid and far too many people turn their backs on their childless friends.  it’s like a totally different world.  No one else matters but the drolling screaming thing that can’t control its bowls. it’s one of the things that scares me about having kids I hope I wouldn’t turn my back on everyone and put 110% of my energy to feed and change dipers seems like a terrible life.

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