(Closed) Children at wedding… Opinions from other moms, please :)

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Would you hire a nanny/ babysitter for the day of your wedding to care for your 2 year old?
    Yes, absolutely! : (11 votes)
    92 %
    Not the whole day, just pre wedding morning/ afternoon in order to prepare for wedding evening! : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    128 posts
    Blushing bee

    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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    5183 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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 # 6
    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2001

    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.

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