(Closed) When did brides become guests babysitters?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2701 posts
Sugar bee

What is your friend Paris Hilton? I have never heard of this being a typical thing. I attended a wedding last year that was easily $50,000, no shuttle or childcare…..

Post # 4
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

No we didn’t, yes its crazy. I can understand that some people do, but it should never be expected in every circumstance

Post # 5
352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Miss Tattoo:WTF???????? Your friend is off her rocker…..I’ve never heard of either. She’s a nutbag.

Post # 6
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Those things are nice bonuses, not expectations.  I feel like I’m being considerate for blocking hotel rooms .2 miles away from the reception, if anyone expects more they are going to be disappointed. 

Post # 7
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are doing a shuttle, but only because our wedding is a destination wedding and we are recommending hotels for people to stay in (also we don’t want people drinking and driving back to their hotels).

As for the child care thing… That’s crazy. We are having an adult only wedding, if someone asked about bringing a child, we’d probably help them find child care, but no we aren’t setting up a babysitter.

Post # 8
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Miss Tattoo: i think it’s crazy as well. i thought about a hotel with shuttle service for a bit before FH reminded me that they’re adults and can figure out how to get their asses from one location to another. God gave them legs and the state gave them a license. I get that it’s a nice gesture, but it’s not something anyone should expect or hound the B&G about. As for child care, i’m not parenting their children – not my responsibility.

Post # 9
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Miss Tattoo: its crazy! you want me to pay for your ride home while you get trashed on drinks im buying you? hahaha…no way jose

Post # 10
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

dont forget to arrange pashminas for all your guests, flip flops for tired feet and hand rolled cigars for the menfolk………. because thats how things are done these days *roll eyes*

Post # 11
6351 posts
Bee Keeper

My friends only had shuttles if the reception and ceremony were in different spots. OR in the Boston because getting around Boston is a PIA.

Post # 13
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

We actually did both of these things but I don’t expect them when I attend weddings.  Honestly people just have a huge sense of entitlement these days.

Post # 14
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Um, I agree with you. She can provide this herself. I have never heard of that and I have yet to hear about that. 


By the way I love all the previous post!!

Post # 15
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s ridiculous. Both are thoughtful extras, CERTAINLY not necessities or required for etiquette. We did both of these things, but here’s why:

1) Shuttle was free with hotel block (score).

2) We wanted to give guests who were coming from Out of Town to have the option not to take their kids to the wedding if they wanted a night to themselves.

3) We had a small wedding, which is what made these things possible.

Post # 16
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yea we’re not having shuttles or babysitting services. We’re paying for your food and drink for 5 hours you can find someone to watch your kids and get your own ride home.

Haha wow I sounds like such a bee-yotch. I swear I’m not, I understand being accommodating to your guests, but good lord that is just ridiculous.

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