Future In-Law Issues :(
Over the weekend my fiance and I were together with his family, and the idea of not having children at the reception got brought up. His sister very blatantly said if we were not going to allow children at the reception, she just wouldn't come at all. We told her our plan is to arrange for child care at the hotel or possibly an in-home daycare located in the same neighborhood as the wedding, but she still refused. It is upsetting because clearly we want her there, but at the same time we do not want kids running around all over the place...or rather, people getting stressed out by their children and leaving early. We were thinking maybe hiring babysitters to stay AT the reception with the kids, but I feel like essentially the kids will still just stay with the parents the whole time and nothing will be accomplished. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good compromise?