How to Notify Guests that Will Be Childcare Provided During Reception
Q: We would like to provide childcare for our guests’ small children during the reception. How can we let them know? —Marshall, Missouri
A: Kudos to you for making such arrangements; it’s a great idea to provide a nursery for small children at a wedding. Younger tots can easily become restless and disruptive during the reception—but parents often have a hard time finding childcare for them. With a nursery, the kids get attention and activities, and the parents get to let loose and have fun.
Give guests the word by enclosing a separate card in their invitations notifying them that a nursery and babysitting services will be provided. I’m sure they’ll be thrilled and will probably bring along some extra toys to help keep their children occupied. Also, if any of the parents have concerns about the type of care their children will receive, they’ll have ample time to contact you about the specifics.