Post # 1
Hi everyone! I will be having small children at the wedding, and we are now working on the RSVP cards. There are no special prices for children menus (since it’s buffet anyway), so we will be paying adult prices for most of the children at the wedding. However, any child that can sit on a high-chair will NOT be charged!! On the RSVP card, should we ask if there are any children ages 3 or under, OR should I just have guests indicate if they need a high chair? Of course I would prefer parents to sit their children in a high chair, but I guess in the end, who gets to determine that? It’s a steep price to pay for a small baby as an adult!!
Post # 3
I’m really suprised that you’re being charged adult prices for little kids that aren’t eating an adult portion. At my venue children under 5 are free and there’s a reduced price for kids 5-11yo. Can you double check and/or renegotiate that with your caterer, because I think that’s outrageous. I’d be tempted to lie on the number of guests (excluding some of the kids).
But regarding the high chairs, f there are lots of kids just ask them to reply if they need a highchair. Otherwise I’d probably just call (or have someone call) the people with kids and ask them directly.
Post # 4
I would suggest that first you look at the high chairs at your venue. Most high chairs have a maximum weight limit, and having used the high chairs available at our venue, they are made for fairly small children. I don’t think you could get a 3-year old into one of the chairs my place has; they are definately for babies. Makes sense from their point of view – as children that old usually go in a booster chair, which is way cheaper than a high chair. I would also check how many high chairs they even have available, as it is probably limited. I realize that doesn’t answer your question, but it will give you a better idea of whether you can even put a 3-year old in a high chair, or whether the limit is actually younger based on the chairs.
Post # 5
I agree with rosychicklet. You should not be paying full price for children, especially if liquor is included in that price. It’s worth at least asking your caterer to reconsider their pricing structure for the kids. I’m really surprised they didn’t offer you a separate price to begin with….
Post # 6
if it is a family or chinese banquet style meal, then yes, usually it is just counted by seats (does not matter if the seat is occupied by an adult or child). you usually do have an option of a kids table; however, this would separate kids from their parents, so this would also depend on their ages. usually kids meals are slightly less expensive. but not all chinese restaurants offer kids tables. high chairs are usually only for babies who cannot eat solid foods, probably 1 years old and younger only. we are anticipating lots of kids at our reception as well. our online rsvp does have a high chair option, but it is not listed on our invitations. i think we’re just going to ask the guests directly if they need a high chair. we know most of the babies coming. most children over 1 years of age will probably need seats.