- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2014
My FH and I had a disagreement about the whole kids situation. His brother and SIL have a one year old. He will be 2 and a half at the wedding. They live about 5 hours away. He’s adorable and I would love him there for the ceremony and to be in all of the family pictures. They will likely have to come for the whole weekend so I wouldn’t expect them to leave him at home with a sitter. Plus, I know his extended family doesn’t get to see him a lot so it will be nice for everyone to see him. However, I do not want a baby at the reception. I want his parents to have a good time and not worrying about getting him to bed, etc. While it’s adorable when the little kids get out there on the dance floor, I really think it changes the dynamic of the party. I know some babysitters who could stay at the hotel with him.
That being said, I was a nanny for, and I am very close for a few families with children. These children are older (10+) and I can’t imagine them not being there. The kids are capable of sitting at dinner for an extended amount of time, having conversations, and staying up late. Is it weird to not have his nephew there, but have other kids? I have cousins with babies as well and I will ask them not to bring them to the reception either.
What do you think?