In a perfect world, your wedding would be a place where grown-ups can come together, sip champagne and mix and mingle without having to wrestle and wrangle with uninterested children. But in reality, that isn’t always the case. If your guest list is comprised of families and dear friends with little ones, perhaps you should consider providing childcare at your wedding ceremony as part of your wedding
planning. While this isn’t an option for everyone, it does make things easier for relatives and out-of-town guests with kids. Before booking a wedding sitter, here are a few things to remember:
Search for sitters who have experience with children. This may seem like a no-brainer, but parents want to know that they’re entrusting their child with someone can handle the constant activity of toddlers and tykes. Have all potential caregivers fill out an application and run the appropriate background checks before making any final decisions.
Determine your pay rate
Wedding ceremony times vary, so you’ll want to decide on whether to pay a sitter a flat fee or by the hour. If you do, however, choose to pay by the hour, you’ll need to state an overtime fee in the contract in case the wedding ceremony runs longer than excepted.
What the sitter needs to know
When sending RSVPs, ask guests to reply whether or not they will be bringing children, and if so, how many. This will help the sitter keep accurate head counts and a heads up on what all supplies are needed. Other information to provide the sitter with includes: