Post # 1
Hello Bees! As I am finalizing the guest list to send out our save the dates, I find myself randomly arguing with my dad about the adults Only. My fiancé and FMIL understand but randomly say things about it. my venue can only hold 150 people. I have an aunt who has seven kids, three cousins between the three of them with 10 kids and he has an aunt with 7 kids. By allowing all of them to come I have to cut that many people off the guest list that I actually want there! Don’t get me wrong, I love kids! Just don’t have the space. We tried to do maybe a 14 and up cut off (since they are cousins) but then we feel that it isn’t good to split up the family. Do you think it is okay to just address it to the adults of the family and they will understand? do you think it is okay that I am wanting to do this? I mean I have an aunt thathas step kids all above 18 and we aren’t inviting them! (My dad is okay with this and they are out of town!) thanks for listening to me, I feel like it just goes back and forth!
Post # 3
You have a limited list guest due to size and what you want. You have the right to have it your way it is your day. I too am not having any children at my wedding it is my preference because it is going to be an evening wedding and I dont want to be bothered with them running around and bumping into guest. My youngest is 19 and I want an adult wedding.
Just explain to your father how strongly you feel about it and hopefully he will respect your wishes. Good luck…
Post # 4
I think a lot of people are doing this these days. Im sure everyone will understand. If the weddings in your family are normally kid friendly I would make sure to add at the bottom of the invitation that an “adult only” reception will follow the ceremony.
Post # 5
I honestly think it’s fine. If they really put up a fight, you could offer a sitter. Depending upon where your reception is, you could hire a babysitter (or two) and have the kids all hang out in a different room, eat pizza play games/watch movies.
Post # 6
We had adults only. The parents loved a night out with just adults.