Post # 1
So SO and I are having a formal affair in the backyard of his parent’s property. It’s a 5:30 ceremony with cocktails directly following (same location) so it’s essentially an evening wedding.
I think it would be super fun to have kids attend the wedding and set up a designated play area with games and activities. The problem my mom has brought up is the proprty sits on several acres, kids won’t necessarily stay in one place and could get lost. Should we provide a babysitter for kids of a certain age? When I was a kid at parties on large properties, I used to just run around and my parents didn’t catch sight of me for HOURS! Didn’t seem like a big deal until she mentioned it.
I understand that since it’s our property, we’re liable if these kids get injured. Would a babysitter alleviate this problem or should I nix kids all together?
Post # 3
@princesslettuce14: If there are games or other entertainment, the kids will stuck around and honestly, their parents should be aware of where they are anyways. It’d be silly to try and blame you if something happens when they weren’t watching their own children.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@princesslettuce14: I agree with HonoraryNerd- parents are still responsible for their children, and will be used to keeping an eye on them. However, there are a lot of factors. It might help to know the ages of children potentially attending.
Post # 5
@gingerkitten: You’re right of course. My cousin’s kids ae between the ages of 2 and 7 (all 4 of my cousins kids) and another pair are 2 and 4. So on the younger side, I’m pretty conviced a tiny play area will be fine for them. I would imagine a mother of a 2yr old would keep him glued to her anyway.