(Closed) Should we..

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

It sounds totally rational to me! We tossed around a few date ideas to the parents before settling on one, too. It’s really sweet that you’re trying to accomodate for your brother’s girlfriend and FI’s grandma :).

Post # 4
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You could also offer a baby-sitter option.  Perhaps in a hotel close to the venue.  Then the mommy to be could run over if she can’t take it. 

I am offering a baby-sitter. I am using my younger cousin as the sitter, she’s 15 and younger than all of us. She and her friend are delighted to do the baby-sitting for us. We are giving her $100 and put a little note in the friends that we know have kids that might be traveling to let them know they are more than welcome to use this option.

I got really positive response from some of friends saying that they were contemplating not coming because they don’t have anyone to watch their children or don’t want to travel with out them yet, and are excited that they can attend.  I also have a friend who is breast feeding so it will allow her to run over and serve the little one dinner 😉


Post # 5
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Hmmm tricky situation. I totally see your reasoning here in wanting to make your brother and his gf with their baby are accommodated. I don’t see you really needing to push it back MONTHS on their behalf however. Maybe a week or two so it won’t conflict with her huge family gathering. However, is there any way they can get a hotel room or something so they won’t be too exhausted having to drive the two hours back after the wedding?

My sister just had a baby and I asked her a similar scenario and she said wouldn’t care at all. She would just make sure and get a hotel room so they wouldn’t have to worry about travel and that stress would be off.

There is always the idea of them getting a baby sitter too, which I am not sure how they would feel about that. I know it can be hard to leave a new baby at home, but it might be an option.

Good luck! 

Post # 6
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think 3 months is plenty of time to be settled and ready to travel with a baby. But that’s just me. I guess it depends how set you are on your current Date. I guess if it doesn’t matter to you when the date is then move it. But I wouldn’t move it if I really loved my date because of these reasons. JMO

Edit: To add that traveling and attending functions with Children will be challenging no matter what age they are. And actually would be easier when they are an infant because they sleep a lot more. The older they are the more they are awake and have a mind of their own & want what they want.


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