(Closed) Where do I start? Need to Vent… No Kids at reception…

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

No way should the MOB and MOG be babysitting someone else’s children at the reception.   I don’t understand people.

I know this isn’t helpful – but doesn’t your venue have cheaper prices for kids?  our kids meals are $9.99

Post # 4
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3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with you; they shouldn’t be babysitting the kids. Would both families be able to pool together resources and maybe hire a babysitter to watch the three kids?

Post # 5
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230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

that really stinks. we are also having a no kids wedding and had a few reply no because they could not find a sitter (or only one adult of the couple is coming b/c the other is staying home to watch the kids). 

is there an extra room at the venue? maybe you could hire a sitter to be the kids in the room during the wedding? order some pizzas and rent a movie or something to keep them occupied. 

 

 

Post # 6
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466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I know this shouldnt be your responsibility but is it in the budget to have one of those wedding nannies. Dont disclose the information to EVERYONE who has kids because then you will have a million kids there but just the ones it seems to be making or breaking the day.

Post # 8
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I feel like this is a ploy for you to cave and just end up allowing kids, but I don’t know the people involved-is that a possibility? Regardless, how dare ANYone ask the mothers to babysit on the day of thier childrens’ wedding so others can enjoy it. How selfish!

Post # 9
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1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

What about your sisters in laws? That’s crazy but probably the moms ideas to watch the kids. The whole thing about not trusting someone else is a crock! Don’t they have any friends they could ask. I think the idea of having a kids room at the venue is a good one, that way the parents can check in.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

How about the sister/cousin step out of the room to watch the kids? There is NO reason for the MOG or MOB to babysit during the reception! IMO, after the bride & groom, the parents are the most important people there- why should they miss out? 

Post # 12
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4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Yeahhhh… normally, I get that when you say “no kids,” you’re going to lose some attendees, and you have to be able to live with that. But the parents of the bride and groom should not be the people who are missing the reception because of the rule. These parents need to hire real babysitters.

Post # 14
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179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Maybe I’m just being a bridzilla, but if it’s my wedding I think that I choose who is coming. I have three nephews ages 3, 1, and not even a month old. They are all welcome to attend, but my sisters would prefer to not have them at the reception. My mom, who I am not close to, offered to leave after the ceremony to babysit. She isn’t exactly a big part of my life and it shows..

I have four cousins ages 6-10 that I use to baby sit and see all the time. They are invited. My finance’s two brothers 6 and 10 are also invited, but will leave after dinner (FMIL decision) We did not invite other kids. I know that it seems rude, but we don’t see any other children on a regular basis. I have other children in my family, but with having alcohol and paying per person we don’t have room to invite them. My guest list would double if children could come. We just tried to invite exactly who we wanted with the number that we had.

 

My posts are always long and bossy. 

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