So dh has just forwarded me an invite to a wedding reception this sat. It's a 3 hour drive from home. Him me dc1 (8) and dc2 (3) are all invited. It's a work friend of dh's who I've never met. I don't know anyone going. There will be no alcohol (it's a Turkish wedding so Muslim I think hence no alcohol?). Would you go or would you attempt to make dh go on his own. It's 6pm to 1am so involves a hotel stay. I don't think I want to but not sure how to tell him!
In general I'd say yes, and if you had a babysitter I'd say yes ...
... but the combination of "6pm-1pm" and a three-year-old you'd be taking with you makes it a HELL NO from me.
So, either DH goes alone or you two go together and the DC stay somewhere else. But you won't be able to meet people and socialise if you're also taking care of such a young child <voice of bitter experience> - and it will be you because DH is the primary friend and will know several people there, whereas you're the "plus one" so to speak.