Attending a Wedding with a Little One? Here’s What to Wear

Attending a wedding as a mother with a young child or baby can fill you with both excitement and
dread. You’re excited to see a friend or family member get married, and your child has been invited,
so you know they’re welcome there. But dealing with a toddler or baby during a wedding can be tough.
You’re probably going to have to cut your night short, and what do you do if your little one starts to
fuss during the ceremony or the speeches? Even just deciding what to wear can be difficult when
you’ll be holding a baby or chasing a toddler all day.

Choose Something You Can Move In

Whether your toddler has just started to run about or you’ll be carrying an infant all day, you don’t want
to be too restricted. Wedding outfits, particularly more formal ones, can make it difficult to move about
freely, which isn’t great if you need to spend all day watching over a little one. If you’re breastfeeding,
you’ll want something comfortable that makes it easy to feed your baby when you need to. If you have
a tearaway toddler, you’ll want to be prepared to give chase at any moment.

Don’t Spend Too Much

Spending a lot of money on a dress only to find that it’s been ruined by sticky fingers or baby vomit
isn’t something you want. Before you buy an expensive dress, visit this website to see what you can
get for less. Saving money doesn’t have to mean compromising on what you wear. With any luck,
your outfit will survive to be worn another day. And if it doesn’t, at least you haven’t wasted a lot of
money on an outfit that your child managed to ruin in two seconds flat.

Forget About the Heels

If you’ve been thinking about whether to wear heels to the wedding, it’s probably best not to. While
some confident heel walkers might be fine, you have a long day ahead of you, and it will seem even
longer with a young child accompanying you. A pair of pretty but comfortable shoes will serve you
well, and they’re especially useful if you need to give chase to catch up to an escaped toddler. You
especially won’t want to wear heels if you’re pregnant or even if you’re just tired. They can be more
effort to stand and walk in than it’s worth.

Pack a Practical Bag

You might want to take a pretty purse to the wedding, but your baby or toddler still needs a lot of stuff.
There’s probably no way you’re going to be able to take it without a diaper bag or something similar.
If you’re particularly fashion conscious, there are plenty of stylish diaper bags out there if you’re willing
to pay for them. You can still take a purse with your essential items. Try to find somewhere to stash
the baby stuff so it’s out of the way.

If you’re going to a wedding with a little one, make sure you’re not doing it alone. If you’re not with a
partner, take any help that’s offered to you so you can have a break.

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