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posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What should you put on the invite
    Adults only reception : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Adult reception to follow : (32 votes)
    52 %
    Adults only event : (17 votes)
    28 %
    Other, will post : (7 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @BrideToBe14:  We put “Adult Reception to Follow” but I would have no qualms with getting an invitation that said “Adult Only Event.”

    The only people that would offend would be the kind of people who are always looking for a reason to be offended by something (IE Drama queens)

    Post # 4
    6948 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @BrideToBe14:  I have never been to an adult-only reception, so I don’t know how it’s normally done…. but I think if you’re going to do it you would put “Adult Reception to follow” no “s”. 

    Saying “Adults only” or “no children” seems too negative to me. 

    Post # 6
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I don’t think it’s tacky at all. We had some friends that put on their wedding website “Because we also love your kids so much, we just happen to have contact information for people who would LOVE to spend time with them” and then put the hotels babysitting service number. I thought it was cute. 

    Post # 8
    6959 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We put “adult reception to follow”, but our ceremony and reception were at the same place.

    I wouldn’t be offended by “adult only event” though.

    Post # 9
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Try, “Please leave your sticky fingered bratfreaks at home, Thank you.”


    Kidding! I don’t think it’s tacky at all but be prepared for someone to be offended. Like FleeSircus said, there’s always that person. My reception is at a brewery in the evening and I’m hoping that speaks for itself! 🙂 

    Post # 10
    6446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The only seeing that bothers me is when thre are “exception kids” at the event. If there are absolutely no kids than I think any of those are fine.

    Post # 11
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Ugh Im dreading having to deal with this also. 

    Post # 12
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee

    @BrideToBe14:  In the area I live in, you just address the invite to whomever you want to come. Then if people write extras in, you have to call them (which is awkward).

    I don’t have kids, so I can’t really comment on what the least offensive way is to write adults only. I would think that “Adult Reception to Follow” sounds polite.

    Post # 13
    4163 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    We did the __ seats have been reserved thing, and made little inserts which only went in the invites that needed them- “As much as we love the little ones in our life, this is an adults only evening. If you require assistance with babysitting services in Baltimore, please contact Rebwana.” No one took me up on it, and no one gave me crap (expect for family, of course.)

    I also gave my friends who are Moms a heads up.

    Post # 14
    2079 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @BrideToBe14:  If possible I would spread the word regarding an “adults only reception” via word of mouth. I would also consider arranging a “children only” reception or party while the reception is taking place and perhaps send out invitations to the children for separately for that.

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