Bizarre requests from brides and grooms have run the gamut over the years, but one couple’s recent request has forced a guest into the corner.
We completely understand that some weddings aren’t suitable for babies and children have a habit of running amok, however this couple took the rule a little too far when they requested all mums to refrain from breastfeeding their babies at their wedding.
Their invitation stated, “To all our mommies who are breastfeeding, we are thinking of you.”
“We are sensitive to the fact you may need to breastfeed during our event, therefore we have designated an appropriate place for you to feed your baby so that you do not have to do so in public in front of our Family and Friends”.
“For your convenience, we are accommodating you with a comfortable and private area with chairs and baby blankets in the ladies room. We request that you use this area when you are breastfeeding. Thank you.”
While some are saying it’s a pretty fair call, others think it’s incredibly insensitive to mums and their bubs.
One guest has even considered not attending, despite the event celebrating the union of one of her husband’s closest friends. The woman has described how her three-month-old isn’t a fan of the bottle and if it’s fair that she should miss out on the affair because she can only feed her baby in a ‘designated area’ because other guests think it’s an ‘appropriate place’.
The mum had originally decided to leave her baby with a wet nurse in order to attend the wedding, but her mother-in-law had some strong opinions against the idea. “I said would just bring my littlest baby to the wedding then, but no way in hell I will leave and nurse her in the bathroom (no matter how “nice” they make it!) I don’t eat in the bathroom I’m not feeding my child in there!” the outraged mother wrote on Breastfeeding Mama Talk.
What do you think Fairies? Is this request truly outrageous or to be expected?
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Article written by Alison Donnellan