Woman tells her sister she needs to pay for a babysitter since she can’t bring her son to her child-free wedding

Alisha Starr

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Child-free weddings are a pretty normal thing at this point. While there will always be people that don't agree with the concept, they're still becoming more popular as people become less tolerant of poorly behaved children. Plus, not allowing children leads to fewer guests which often leads to a less costly wedding overall.

The woman in this story has a six-year-old son. Her sister is getting married soon and when she received her wedding invite it only had her name on it. She contacted her sister to see if she could bring her son and she said no. This is an issue because all of her friends and family that could watch her son for her will also be at the wedding.

She lives out of state and will be gone for the wedding for two days, so she also doesn't have any local friends she could ask to take him for that long.

She ended up asking her sister if she would pay for her childcare since she isn't allowing her to bring him. Her sister got offended and said childcare and weddings are a part of life and she needs to figure it out herself. She told her she can either pay for a nanny or babysitter or she won't be coming to the wedding.

Now her entire family is coming after her for not being able to attend the wedding because her sister turned against her and is telling them she doesn't want to come. The reality is, she isn't upset her sister won't pay, she's upset that her sister is mad she isn't planning on going when she offered her a solution and she didn't take it.

The bottom line is she can't afford to hire a babysitter, so it seems everyone is at an impasse.

Nearly 2,000 people commented and most are saying it was inappropriate for her to even ask her sister to pay in the first place.

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