5. The bride and groom usually understand that sitters are expensive.
As someone who nannied and babysat kids for years, I totally get how much money a good sitter can run you on a Saturday night — especially if you have more than one child. And while I'm very aware that child care isn't cheap, it's definitely not affordable for the bride and groom to foot the bill, either. But something many parents may not realise? Most newlyweds aren't nickel-and-diming their guests. Instead of giving an expensive wedding gift, consider factoring in the amount you'll pay for child care and give a less expensive gift if it makes attending the wedding possible. More often than not, we just want to see your shining faces!
6. If you really can't swing coming without your children, I totally understand.
Whether your kids are 8 years old or you just had a newborn, rest assured, no couple is expecting all of the people they invited to attend. If you really can't find child care, or it's too much of a hassle — no worries. We can always celebrate another time that's more convenient for you! After all, a wedding is just a party, but marriage is for the rest of your life, right?