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Baby at wedding...clicky.

A childhood friend is getting married on Sat. The ceremony (no mass) is at a church at 1pm. The reception is at 6. My parents will be watching DD for the reception. We're trying to decide what to do about the ceremony.[Poll]

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  • Is it a kid friendly event? If not then I would find a sitter.

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  • That's a wide gap in time between the ceremony and the reception...what gives?
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    What did the invite say?  Was it addressed to just you and your husband or did it say   "...and Family" or have LO's name on it.  That's the best way to know if your LO is invited.

  • image LoriZoo:
    That's a wide gap in time between the ceremony and the reception...what gives?

    No idea. But, I'm glad b/c then I can wear just a nice shirt/pants to the ceremony that's easy for nursing and then change for the reception.

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    That's a wide gap in time between the ceremony and the reception...what gives?

    Agreed...huge gap, what are you doing between the ceremony and reception? 

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    What did the invite say?  Was it addressed to just you and your husband or did it say   "...and Family" or have LO's name on it.  That's the best way to know if your LO is invited.

    It was just to DH and me. I guess that means she isn't invited, but I always think of that as being more for the reception. I'd only bring her to the ceremony. 

  • The wedding wouldn't be in upstate NY, would it? lol

     DH's cousin is getting married Sat and it's the same - ceremony at 1, reception at 6.

    Could your parents watch LO for the ceremony, you go get LO after than drop back off on your way to the reception?

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    That's a wide gap in time between the ceremony and the reception...what gives?

    Agreed...huge gap, what are you doing between the ceremony and reception? 

    We'll just go to my parents. They won't be home, but we'll hang out there and wait for them to get home, so we can change and head to the reception. That way LO can nap etc and get comfortable there. 

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    The wedding wouldn't be in upstate NY, would it? lol

     DH's cousin is getting married Sat and it's the same - ceremony at 1, reception at 6.

    Could your parents watch LO for the ceremony, you go get LO after than drop back off on your way to the reception?

    Ha. No, it's in Philly. They won't be home during the time of the ceremony, so I either go alone or we all go. :) 

  • I would not take a baby unless specifically invited. I wouldn't ask eithe because she may feel obligated to say yes.
  • I'd choose the unlisted 4th option -- your folks are already watching your baby for the reception; ask them to watch her a little longer so you and your hubs can do the ceremony together without baby.
  • image LoriZoo:
    That's a wide gap in time between the ceremony and the reception...what gives?

    Sounds like the catholic gap to me.  Ceremony has to be early because they have to get the church ready in time for Saturday evening mass, but no one wants to start the reception at 4pm.  I've gotten quite used to that.

    I would ask the bride.  If she says yes, have the plan that DH will take LO if she gets fussy.  If bride says no, just have DH watch LO until you get home.

    I took my DD to my cousins wedding when she was 11 weeks old.  I held her but DH would have taken her outside if she got fussy.  She was perfect though!  Slept the entire time.  I told my cousin that DD's wedding gift was to not make a peep at the ceremony.  She qas great at the reception too.  GL!



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  • I would go alone. Your friend won't notice if DH is missing from the ceremony, but she will definitely notice LO. Babies can take focus away from the bride either because they are super cute and everyone wants to play with them or they are fussy and make a scene.
  • I'll never understand why people don't want babies at weddings. It's not a stage show, it's a family/friends event. I say bring LO.
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  • Sounds like it could be a Catholic wedding.  How about calling the parish and asking if they have a cry room?  All the Catholic churches around us have a semi-integrated room with speakers that is sound-proof.  Your DH could just start in there, but still attend with you. 

     That's what we did for my Grandma's funeral mass - I participated in the mass and DH and B stayed in the cry room for the entire thing as to not disturb the service at all.

  • We took DD to a wedding at 2 months.  We fed her through the ceremony, and she was fine.  Oh, and she started pooping (and grunting loudly) at the end, so DH just took her outside.  :)  Lol!

    I would ask the bride and then move on from there; she'll be able to give you a definite answer of what she wants.

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  • We just went to a cousin's wedding on sept 11th. It was a verbal agreement between everyone that children were also invited. DD stayed quiet through the whole ceremony, but she typically is well-behaved. If you think you LO might cry during the ceremony have someone watch them for that part and take LO to the reception if LO is invited.
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