- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009
Our wedding hotel contacted a national babysitting chain and so we were able to offer free babysitting for all of the guests. They set up a little station in the room we had for getting dressed so the kids would be close to the wedding. One couple traveling to NYC from Chicago was thrilled, since they were able to leave the kids behind and still enjoy the night. Our friends from Princeton mostly just left their kids at home with their own babysitters.
If you have a no kids policy (we did) you have to be okay with people declining politely because it can be very hard to find reliable sitters. We have a two year old now, and there are times when we are in between sitters, and we would never leave our son with a new babysitter to attend a wedding far away. We don’t have any family that could help, and we need to save our friends watching our kids for true emergencies like when my husband needed surgery to replace for his broken collarbone 3 weeks ago.