(Closed) Ring Bearer … 2 1/2 yrs. old … do I reserve a seat for him … ?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m a little confused…is your ring bearer staying for the reception, then? Because I got the impression that he’d only be there for the ceremony….

If he is staying for the reception, I’d place him at the table with his mom. 

Post # 5
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If he is the only child staying for the reception, he should definitely be seated with the mom.

And here’s the thing about head count for receptions – typically, you should only give your caterer 90% of your total guest count, they always have 10% overage of your number and most likely, some folks won’t show up last minute.  

Your nephew will get a meal either way… and I can bet that Mom doesn’t want to deal with bringing him snacks, etc.

Good luck! 

Post # 6
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

2.5 year olds need a seat and food. You REALLY don’t want a hungry 2 year old boy with no food.



Post # 7
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would ask his mom how much he eats. My 4 1/2 year old niece hardly eats at all and usually eats of my brothers plate but her sister who is 2 1/2 eats a whole (kid sized) meal. Just depends on the kid.

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