All of our friends that have small children know that a wedding is not an appropriate place for them. It's an adult function.
Some family from out of town have very unruly children and at the last wedding they attended they ran up and down the aisle screaming and playing DURING the ceremony. The parents did NOTHING to stop them.
So obviously I don't want that to happen.
I'm debating on how to approach this subject. I figured I would hire my babysitter during that time so the parents wouldn't even have to pay a sitter. My children will be in the wedding but will go to the sitter after and during the reception.
I don't want my children around a bunch of adults drinking. I don't want to have to worry about them annoying our guest, being rowdy, etc.
So, Wwyd? Put an insert in the invites letting them know a sitter will be avalible or call them on the phone?
Whoo hoo! My first feature!
UPDATE: df and I talked about it. He called this family member and explained that our wedding was not child friendly and since they are the only ones bringing kids we would hire our sitter for them. They threw a HUGE bitch fit. So now df is wanting to let their kids come AND be in our wedding. Just to appease this family member. He'll no. We got into a huge fight. I called my father asking for suggestions. He suggested renting a bouncy house and putting it on location. That way the sitter can be at the venue with these kids. I think that's way to much. I'm NOT taking an extra $500 out of my wedding budget for 4 children. NO.
I'm sticking to my guns. It's only ONE family member that feels so entitled to do this. Ugh.
Df and I have agreed to drop it for a few days and revisit the issue after we both calmed down.