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I need some advice…. My Maid/Matron of Honor planned a Bridal Party in vegas for my upcoming wedding. I was so excited BUT then the bad news came that she wouldn’t have anyone to watch her 9 month old ( she doesn”t have any local famliy or anyone she would trust to keep the baby that long). My dilemma is how do I have a great Bridal Party in vegas with a 9 month old in tow?? I never really been into clubs although I did want to check out pure obviously that won”t work but we can’t do spas or shows. I’m feeling a little disappointed even though I can’t show it. I really appreciate the thought and I love her baby like she was my own but I wanna enjoy my last days as a single lady…
Any ideas or advice is appreciated
Post # 3
@Ika: Oh boy. I don’t have much to say, except this doesn’t sound like fun.
Post # 4
Ummm…..I am picturing the movie The Hangover.
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I’m a little confused…why did the Maid/Matron of Honor plan a party in Vegas when she has a 9 month old that she has to bring??
And what exactly does she think you CAN do in Vegas with a 9 month old? Go for a walk?
Post # 7
@Ika: That’s a tough one. Maybe your Maid/Matron of Honor can arrange to have family come and stay with her baby while you guys are in Vegas? When I travel this is what I do since my closest family is one state over. The only other alternative I see is that your Maid/Matron of Honor will have to miss out on the activities that don’t involve kids. I think Vegas is very kid friendly during the day, at least I found it to be when I was there…but I am not sure about at night.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
Would one of your family be able to watch the baby? If you pay them? Maybe you could bring up the subject gently with her if you can find someone to watch the baby for her. Basically, “I love your baby like she was my own but I really want to enjoy the time out with my girlfriends. My [insert family member here] offered to watch your baby if you would be ok with it.”
Post # 9
How many other girls are going? Could you do something in the room with her and then go out at night without her? She has to understand that you dont want to go to sleep at 8pm with the baby.
Post # 9
@Bostongrl25: LOL yes, get a bjorn baby strap and get in the clubs for free. 🙂
In all seriousness, that totally sucks, I’m sorry about that. One of my Bridesmaid or Best Man prob wont’ make it to my shower bc of her 1 year old, so I feel your pain. I understand their obligation and I’m not mad, but it still sucks. 🙁
Post # 10
I don’t want this to sound bad or obvious, but what about the baby’s father?
She has to know how much a waste of a trip it will be for her. The pool and morning meals will be the only thing she can go to.
Post # 11
@Ika: Ummmm… I’m kind of in shock. Wow, I’m sorry you’re having to deal with this! I’d say it would definitely put a damper on things. I honestly don’t know what to say. Or any advice to offer….
A couple friends and I went wine tasting and literally saw like three different women in the tasting bar with babies strapped to their chests while sampling all kinds of wine.
“Mama’s gettin’ drunk!”
Maybe it’s a new trend?
Why did she plan it when she doesn’t have anyone local to watch the baby? Is the father not in the picture?
Post # 12
I just dont understand why she planned it in Vegas when she has a young baby at home?