due to the fact that there are so many young nieces and nephews between me and my FH (8 in total), we decided to get 2 babysitters to entertain the kids and keep them busy and happy. we will be paying the babysitters an hourly wage and giving them money for gas to get to and from the reception.
we were planning on hiring an ECE student (heck, if i could i would call The Babysitter's Club) as suppose to going through a babysitting company since the parents are pretty much right around the corner.
my question is, is it inapproporiate for me to ask the sitters to come after dinner? if they come for dinner, that's 2 more people we have to add to our guestlist and we will also have to pay them so this is all added expenses. it would end up costing me about $500 for 2 sitters for 5 hours as suppose to about $250
also, if anyone has any suggestions on the type of person i can get to watch the kids, that would be great such as, ECE student or self-employed nanny etc. i need someone who is good at child minding yet can entertain the kids.