(Closed) How much should I pay the babysitter for our NYE wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Im thinking $150.. 4 kids, possible overnight, NYE.. 7 hours.

Post # 4
8438 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Why not ring an agency and ask them what their rates are for NYE and go from there?

Post # 5
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would offer at least $100.00 if not even $ 200.00. That is only $50.00 per child, but that is just me.

Post # 6
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Its been years since I babysat, but at the time I got about $10.00-$15.00 an hour for 3-4 kids. With it being a holiday I’d try for at least $100-$150 for the night, and maybe mention to the moms that are using her that you’ve taken care of the “bill” but she might appreciate an extra tip? 

Post # 7
6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

At least 150 to 200. IT is a holiday

Post # 8
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

A minimum of $200 – but honestly, you really should go closer to $250. I’m sure she would love to be with family or friends on this night, but instead she’s generously accepted to babysit for you. She definitely deserves a decent amount of money for her time.

Post # 9
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

8 hours…I would say around $200.  It is a holiday (and for a college student a lot of the time they’re missing their own party)….plus 4 kids total….she will be working. 

Babysitters in my small town will charge $50/day/child for 8 hours. I understand 2 of the kids won’t be there until later, but it is still a holiday so I would keep in mind that fact.

Just my 2 cents. 🙂

Post # 10
11391 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

$200 is what I would pay for that amount of children on a holiday.

Post # 11
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

i dont think that the cost of the room should come into it, if thats what you were implying, because she really doesnt need the room, you do.  (sorry if its totally off track and ive just read into it)

Also being nye she probably has her own party like others have said. I would not go anything lower than $150, but honestly it is worth a lot more. Probably around $250. If all the kids are from dif parents they could chip in too?


Good luck. Your really lucky to have a friend do this on that night. 🙂 hope you have a great time at the wedding 🙂

Post # 12
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think $200.

She’s a college student missing out on all of the fun. and that’s super sweet of her to do it.

Post # 14
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d give her $250.

Post # 15
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would probably give $200, I would’ve found that reasonable when I was in college. I definitely wouldn’t give less than $150…I used to get $100-150 when I was 12ish and it was a single family (besides, that was more than a decade ago).

Post # 16
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

250… or pay her in beer if she’s not 21!  hahaha

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