Post # 1
So, I have stated in my invitation that we arehaving an “adult reception”, so we don’t have a ton of children running around at our wedding; however my inane and I do have a 2 year old son that will, of course be there 🙂 my question is about hiring a nanny/ babysitter for the day. We were going to have our babysitter help us it all morning until the end of the iChat but I figured that since he will just be eating and dancing… Aka running around at our reception, I shouldn’t really need the babysitters help. Our family will be there and hopefully will be able to help out. Maybe I should just ask her to come oversometime mid morning to occupy I’m while I’m running around or trying to get things done and then leave him with us at the venue… Is that rude? Should we have her invited by she is our babysitter? I’m so confused and don’t know
what to do!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t assume my family would help out, you might end up having to run around after him or check where he is and what he’s doing if there isn’t one designated person to watch him.. I think if you want to be fully relaxed and have your family relaxed and enjoying themselves thoroughly I would hire/invite the sitter to the reception. Yeah maybe she won’t have to do much with all the family there but they can get caught up in talking, dancing, photos etc It’ll give you peace of mind that someone will be watching over your child at all times. Also if he gets tired she could put him to sleep/take him home and watch over him.
That is actually a great idea I hadn’t considered till now. And looks like that’s the road I’ll be taking for my own wedding. Thanks!! 🙂
Post # 4
I would lean on my immediate family. My mom and grandmother love taking care of their grand daughter and will be there on wedding day to help out with my daughter. But I also want her in the middle of the action and get the full experience also.
Post # 5
Hmm… I see both f those views and ps… Realized that there are a ton of spelling/ grammar errors in my original post, sorry! I’m using a touch screen and losing my mind lol! Anywho, my fiancé and I have decided to definitely keep the plans as they are with our fantastic babysitter around all morning and throughout the evening! I think it’s a great use of our money and she can at least have a great time when not thing him 🙂 I’ll have to remember to bring our stroller, pjs, a sack of blocks and toys to the venue the morning of our wedding in case he gets rambunctious and she needs to whisk him away 😉
Post # 6
We have kids. 9 to 13. We are also have an adult only reception. A party full of drinking adults is not the place for children in our opinion. Our kids & our immediate family’s kids are allowed to attend, they are older but we are putting word out to them that at 10 our kids will be sent to their hotel room were hey will be loaded down with movies, games & junk food. Eveyne wins! : )
Post # 7
When my Darling Husband and I got married, his 2 kids were there. He was busy with them most of the time, taking care of their meals, and making sure they were ok. He had several relatives there, but they were busy with their own kids, and his Mom was very ill and barely made it to the wedding. My parents assumed his family was taking care of them or they would have helped. I would hire a babysitter for the entire day. This will give you the opportunity to relax and know that he is taken care of.