Post # 1
for kids at our wedding we have only invited a few infants, since they are still nursing we wanted the parents to be able to make it and they are so little they won’t be running around anyway. We have 1 coming and I’m not sure what kind of requests I should make for the caterer/rentals etc. The baby will be 9 months old. Should I have a place set at the table, with a high chair? Or would it be ok to sit on mom/dad’s lap (this is what they did at a restaurant last week, even though there were high chairs). I had mentioned it to the caterer and her response for food was that the parents will usually bring baby food, and that it doesn’t make sense to order a meal for a baby – there really aren’t any baby-friendly choices on our menu. I’m wondering if I need to ask for something else for the baby – like spaghetti or something? Then on the other hand, I really didn’t plan on having any kids, and half expected these parents to find a sitter, knowing this was an elegant evening reception, so I wonder if I really need to make special accommodations…. but I want to do the right thing. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
We had two babies come to our wedding and we made high chairs available, but both kids ended up just sitting on their parents’ laps. As for the food, both sets of parents brought their own (one of the babies was still nursing), but you could always call your guests and make sure.
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
At 9 months, the parents will definitely provide food for their baby. I would provide a chair to put the infant seat on. That’s what I’ll be doing, at my mom’s suggestion.
Post # 4
I’d guess they’d bring their own food. At 9 months, my kiddo was eating table food mostly (he kind of skipped baby food), but I still would have brought things for him, both so I knew he’d eat it and so I could choose foods that wouldn’t make him really messy. We took our kiddo to weddings at 6, 7, and 8 months old (it was a busy summer) and he never had a high chair and that was fine with us. I’d check in with them about that, though.
Post # 5
Can you ask the mom? My mom told me I was a very bad eater, and would nothing at that age, and would sit on her lap.
Post # 6
I would just ask the parents if they need antyhing, such as a high chair. And ask if they are bringing their own food. They probably will, or they will give the child bites of stuff off their plate.
Post # 7
blushingbride2bee: I would have a high chair available but food isn’t needed. At that age the parents will probably bring something.