- 6 years ago
I have three children and it is beyond me that people get upset when their children are not invited to a wedding. The bride/groom and their parents (if they are paying) have every right to determine what kind of event they are hosting and at what cost. I attended three adults-only weddings in the 9 mos I nursed my first child.
The first was my sister’s husband’s brother and baby boy was under 2 months–I attended and pumped as discreetly as I could in the car between the ceremony and reception and again on the way home. We didn’t stay late but were happy to share in their celebration.
Next my exH was a groomsman in an out-of-state wedding. We got a suite at the hotel and my sister and her husband drove in to stay with DS for the rehearsal dinner and wedding. It was a Catholic wedding–so a gap–and I used that to nurse.
Another adults-only family wedding a plane ride away when the same child was 6 mos and still nursing–that one was more challenging but the bride graciously found a good friend’s nanny (not a stranger) to babysit him in our hotel room for the wedding. Where there is a will there is a way…