We are inviting a small number of children to our wedding because my fiance has cousins with children and he is the godfather to some of them! He didn't want to only invite some of them, and leave the others out (his family is MUCH closer to one another than mine!). Some of these children are babies and toddlers.
Anyway, I was at my best friends wedding a few months ago where there were lots of children of all ages, including babies and toddlers. During the vows (the most meaningful part of the ceremony) a baby or toddler just happened to start screaming... and the parent didn't do ANYTHING! The bride, groom, and priest even stopped and looked in that direction, until the child stopped (or the parent covered his mouth).
Is there any way to request that these children be removed for a few minutes, or that they sit in the cry room the whole time (they'll have a better view anyway)? I was thinking of saying something like, "Child care will be provided in the quiet room at the church" and have the older kids babysit in the cry room...
But I don't know!