(Closed) Would you bring a 7 week old baby to a wedding ceremony?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it’s rude to tell her ONLY she can’t bring her child if you are letting other people bring kids. I think the acceptable rule is either to say “no kids” or to allow kids. But picking and chosing who can bring kids is rude, In My Humble Opinion.


I personally would not enjoy a wedding if my baby was that little but on the other hand, I wouldn’t want to miss the wedding of a good friend. Since she’s going without her fiance, is he just not able to go? That would REALLY suck for her to be stuck being the solo parent in that situation, I’m sure she’s sressed out about it enough and doesn’t really need a friend making her feel worse for it.  She’s already in a tough spot if she’s being force to chose between not going at all or going but being stuck taking care of two  babies.

Post # 4
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m sorry, but I don’t think a 7 week old or a 1 year old belong at a wedding. 


Post # 5
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i would never bring a baby to a wedding.  they are too unpredictable.  i would skip the wedding or find a sitter.

Post # 6
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would not a bring a baby that young around so many people, no.

Post # 7
2716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That’s a pretty tiny baby and I’m wondering if she can’t be away from it for extended periods of time because it’s nursing.  Does the mosque have a crying room or space she can go if the baby is fussy?  If so, I would say it’s ok that she brings the baby and just let her know that there is a space she can retreat to should the baby start fussing.

Post # 8
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mypinkshoes:  This. Why can she not leave the baby with her fiance?

Post # 9
3465 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I wouldn’t because 7 weeks is soo young and I wouldn’t want to subject my baby to so many germs. You never know if someone at the wedding will be sick and a baby that young hasn’t built up its immune system yet. 

Post # 10
2780 posts
Sugar bee

@sweetchiquita12:  I brought my daughter to a wedding around that age and she was just fine. She slept the entire time, until i woke her up to nurse her and she went right back to sleep. It wasn’t an issue for us….a seven week old sleeps most of the time anyway..

Post # 12
986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


Post # 13
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@sweetchiquita12:  Telling her she can’t bring her baby simply because it’s a baby is rude. First and foremost,  you’re not having an adult only wedding, and the young child will need to be feed and such by mom. Secondly, the ceremony isn’t exactly a private event, most churches are open to the public even for weddings, often the entire congregation is encouraged to attend the ceremony of one of their own. Just request that if the child starts crying she move to the back room set aside for this very thing.

Post # 15
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If she is breastfeeding it can be pretty tough to be away for that long, because baby will get hungry and need to eat, she’ll have to pump, etc. Since she has no issue with leaving the one year old at home, I’d assume that she has a reason for wanting to bring the 7 week old, and I’d assume breastfeeding is that reason. It’s not rude to tell her you’re not having babies there, as long as you udnerstand and aren’t offended if that means she can’t come.

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