(Closed) Can I seat grandparents and grandchild at different tables?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would probably seat them seperately. I know that probably will have some issues associated with it, but it’s definitely not fair for your parents to miss important parts of your wedding to babysit. The father should be responsible and watch his child and not leave it to someone else to do. Normally seating them together wouldn’t be a big deal, but if the dad has a history of leaving the grandparents to take care of him then I think it might be for the best to have them seperated so that he has no choice but to watch him. If theres anyway to politely ask that he watch them then that could work too, I just could see him not taking it very well. I’m sorry you’re stuck in this situation though and hopefully your parents can relax and enjoy your wedding with you 🙂


Post # 4
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

As he is so young (and a handful it sounds like!), would it be possible for a family member (not one of your family members – someone not invited to the wedding) to come pick him up after the ceremony or after dinner at the reception and take him home?  Honestly it sounds like a really long day for a 2 year old.  If there are a lot of kids at your wedding, that wouldn’t work, but if he’s the only really young kid, that might be something to consider.

Post # 5
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Seat him with the flower girl and let them play together!  If you want to talk to someone about it, talk to his PARENTS, it’s their responsibility, not your parents, and let the mother who is in the wedding know that it’s really important to you that your parents get to fully participate in the wedding and that her husband needs to mind the child. It’s called parenting.  

Also, I agree with EvaBostonTerrier – they should ask someone to take him home after dinner.  My sister-in-laws parents and coming to our wedding and will be leaving after dinner with my 3 year old niece/flower girl. 

Post # 6
1103 posts
Bumble bee

If the child must be at the reception, then I think his parents need to be responsible for looking after him. I’m not sure why your parents think it’s their job when his own parents will be there, but just let them know you want them to be able to relax and not miss anything. I do agree with others though that a babysitter might be a better option, again, something for his parents to do.

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