07/03/2010 at 18:48
I am taking my 8 month old daughter to a wedding in 2 weekends time.
Has anyone got any advice - such as:
* what to take to keep her quiet?
* do I take her changing bag of stuff to the wedding or chance taking a small amount of stuff in my handbag?
* how do babies handle weddings?
Please - any advice or tips would be very greatfully received!
Thanks in advance!
07/03/2010 at 20:24
Hi Tricia,although I haven't attended a wedding with a little 1,we have attended 2 christenings!!!! I was very worried they would 'kick off' just at a crucial stage,so I armed myself with the ever expanding changing bag-full of books,bright quiet toys!!! And I found plenty of drinks and bananas worked for us!!!!!
I'd definately take a changing bag-even if it were just to fill with it with extras! Good luck,hope you have agreat day!
07/03/2010 at 21:26
i went to two wedding (fri and sun in the same week!) last year when my children are 2 and 6 mths.
first one is a church wedding. i had to bring them out when the services was on. wait till they were signing the register, then i go in. got no choice as they wont stop screaming.
second one, my daughter fall asleep so left her at the back in the pram. so my son, we got his snacks and drink to keep him quiet exp the part when they said speak now or never.
u must bring a big baby bag. my son managed to dirty his cloth on the second part of the wedding.
i also bought my bumbo along. or u can bring a portable seat. my daughter still cant use the high cahir as she still cant hold herself properly. some places offer very hard wood highchair, it will be very unconforatble for ur little one.
also we got to leave after first dance, cos they want to sleep as it is too noisy! shamed. we missed most of it. my babies dun do wedding.
07/03/2010 at 22:43
I'll second the big baby bag.Arthur had a leaky nappy and I had to remove him and change everything ,just as the speeches were about to start at the reception.
In the service,make sure you have books,a favourite sleeping toy,whatever keeps them quiet or settles them,even an extra drink,maybe a snack.If you have a choice of where you can sit,be somewhere you can make a quick getaway if you need to.
The wedding itself wasn't very long,we had more problems with sitting around,trying to keep Arthur amused at the reception,which was quite a posh do.They said they'd have a highchair,and it was a wooden one,no straps so he ended up sat in his pram.Reins would've been useful,didn't think at the time we'd need them.
If there's going to be a lot of waiting around after for photos,make sure you have something warm as well.My sister had outside photos in February.It was cold.
Have a lovely time.Hope it all goes well
10/03/2010 at 13:03
I have a wedding to go to at the end of this month, Harry hasnt been to anything like that yet but he is 2, hopefully we will be able to keep him occupied, after the comments above think I will take a couple of changes of clothes for H, in case, knowing my luck though he will make a mess of mee rather than him!
I am now thinking maybe I would be better to leave him for the day, I really dont want to though but thinking it could be rather stressful taking him...
10/03/2010 at 21:02
Thanks for all the tips guys.
Def. now taking a larger bag filled with goodies - even if it doesn't go with my outfit
Good idea re the photos being taken outside - will pop in a coat for her too.
Appreciate all your time and help with this one.
10/03/2010 at 21:07
No worries-hey Tricia do what I do-always buy oversized handbags rather than changing bags!!!!!!
Then you should get a match!!!! Always put bottles/beakers in plastic bag first-had the nightmare of blackcurrant squash in a leather hanbag-not good!!!!
10/03/2010 at 21:08
Good point - will be doing the plastic bag thing!!
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