Many brides-to-be today have children before they get married so they already know how tricky it can be to get ready with the little ones around. On the day of your wedding, there will be hair stylists, make-up artists and photographers running around, dresses, jewellery, make-up and accessories all over the place and it might be a little overwhelming for kids. If you have a girl who loves dressing up and wants to join the older girls then you don’t have a problem, but what to do if you have a newborn or a toddler? Appointing your mum or one of the bridesmaids to be your babysitter isn’t always the best solution because they will want to be a part of the getting ready process, so we recommend that you hire a babysitter.
Even if your wedding is child-friendly and you want your kids to be a part of your ceremony and reception, finding a babysitter to take care of them for a few hours while you are getting ready is a huge help. The little ones will be happier to spend time with someone who is dedicated to them, and you can enjoy the fun of preparations.
How to find a babysitter? If you already have someone who regularly babysits your kids, make sure that they are available on the day of your wedding. Let them know well ahead so that they can save the date. Arrange a backup in case your babysitter is ill or for some other reason is unable to be at your house that day. If you don’t know anyone reliable, then ask your friends and family members to recommend one they have used regularly and arrange an interview prior to your wedding. It is important to meet this person beforehand and introduce your kids. Alternatively, you can find an agency with a great reputation. You will only need a babysitter for a few hours and your children will be in the same house anyway, so it shouldn’t be a problem to find one.
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