So DH and I are getting DD christened. We both have reasonably big families. Not sure if we should have something more intimate with immediate family and a few close friends or have something big and invite everyone.. Any thoughts?
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04-11-2013 05:20 #1
04-11-2013 05:34 #2
Depends what you like doing. We had small and intimate with immediate family only, no friends. To us, it was a very private, personal thing to get our children baptised, so the celebration reflected that.
04-11-2013 06:34 #3
We're doing a combined christening and 1st birthday, and are just having our parents, siblings (and their partners and kids), our grandparents and close friends and even by limiting it to just those people, it's still 24 people. I guess the post-christening venue will dictate how many you can have, we're having it at our house and just don't have space for 50+ people.
04-11-2013 07:18 #4
We had a dedication so kind of similar. It was mother's day so just our family was there. I had a bbq at our house after.
I think it would depend on how easy your bub is. .. And how much work you would have to do. A smaller gathering might be easier on you. A lot of people would be much harder work possibly?
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04-11-2013 07:35 #5
I am thinking something small I think.
Im worried about upsetting aunts and uncles cos they would not be invited of it was small.. But then I think we don't get invited to anything of theirs so..
04-11-2013 07:37 #6
04-11-2013 07:57 #7Senior Member
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We just had grandparents, DH's brother & his partner + kidlets and my sister who was godmother. We just let others know we couldn't afford to have a big party.
04-11-2013 17:17 #8
Comes down to cost too I suppose, I really wanted s large christening with all the family and relatives but will cost a fortune as have large family so me and DH decided we are just having a small one with immediate family and taking them out for lunch after the christening. We want to buy a house very shortly so not really wanting to spend too much.
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