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Old 05-09-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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A toddler & a wedding

We have a wedding coming up, but the babysitter won't be able to make it to the house til after the ceremony. Both the ceremony and the reception are pretty close to where we live.

I can either just go to the ceremony with my 19-monther or stay home with her, then just go to the reception once the sitter comes.

I can probably just keep her in the stroller during the ceremomy if I go, but it's right around her nap time.

Babysitter can't get here any earlier. Any suggestions?

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Did the couple specify it was an "adult only" event? If not, I wouldn't worry about it and just go the ceremony with your LO and bring her home for the reception.
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I would stay home and wait for the sitter. Kids can be so disruptive, especially tired ones.
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Depends on the kid. Is she the type to fall asleep on you when she's tired? Or run around overtired and cranky?
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I would go to the ceremony with baby and then hand off to the sitter.
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I would try and offer an early nap, go to the ceremony, if you see a meltdown coming walk outside (or away from the ceremony) and pass her off once the babysitter is avaliable.
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I would stay home and wait for the sitter. Kids can be so disruptive, especially tired ones.
I agree. My kids would never hold out for a wedding ceremony without being disruptive. But it also might depend on how badly you want to see the ceremony/how close you are to the bride or groom. Obviously I would not miss my sibling or best friends wedding for anything - I'd either bring the baby and hope for the best or find a different sitter.

Are you going with your husband? Whose family or friend is getting married - yours or his? If it is your friend, I'd probably have your husband stay home for the ceremony.
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How was the invitation addressed? If it says Blah Blah Blah and Family and you feel she would not be disruptive then you could take her. If the invite is addressed to you and a date then no. It is the bride and grooms choice if they would like small children.
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Spends on your child. My kids have been to plenty of weddings when young, they wee always quiet and fine
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