(Closed) ANYONE having “NO KIDS” except the ones IN the wedding…Reception?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I did a huge no no in the etiquette world. I put “Adult Only Reception” on my reception cards. Everyone pretty much abided by it…so I was lucky. I’ve heard a few horror stories on here of those guests who do not take it well.

Post # 4
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I did. I just sent my invites to the parents, and then had my parents spread the word. For those who were interested in bringing kids, I just told them I could help them find a babysitter to stay at the hotel that we were staying at… 

Everyone was FINE with it. The parents actually liked it because it gave them a night out.

Post # 5
16216 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We’re sending invites with the adults’ names only on the inner and outer envelopes. On our invitiations, there will be a line where the guests will need to write how many will be attending. If they write in a number more than 2, they’ll receive a polite phone call that we will not be able to accommodate children under the age of 12. Additionally, my mom and my Future Mother-In-Law will spread the work to our respective families.

We’re not sure how everyone will take it, but I’m hoping they’ll all be mature and respectful enough that they understand, for the most part at least. Dare to dream, right? 🙂

Post # 6
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I put Adult-only reception on our Save-The-Date Cards.  I am having some problems with Future Mother-In-Law about not allowing her grandkids at the reception.  Other than that, I dont really care what people say.

Post # 8
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we are having no kids in the wedding or at the wedding. I dont have any friends who have kids and all of my parents friends are older so everyones kids are older and are either my friends and invited or just not invited. 

Post # 9
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I want to do this SO BADLY, the 12 and over thing is a good idea. That would cut about 7 people off my guest list who I can replace with friends instead of toddlers! Just worried of how my Future Mother-In-Law will react. And my Fiance says that our siblings children HAVE to be there. I don’t like kids at weddings, personally.

Post # 11
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That’s what we did, and it worked out really well for everyone because most parents were more than happy to have a night off from the kids.  One of our couple friends whoe have 3 amazing kids (who stayed at home) thanked us for one of the best nights of the summer 🙂

Post # 12
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Zaria: I put on my invites (they were layered) so on the last page in smaller print… “Due to the intimate nature of this event seating is limited to adults only”


No one said anything to MY FACE, but i know somepeople werent happy abut it as they were travelling etc.

No kids showed up though! and i loved my reception! :p

We had two “kids” at 14 and 17 year old come and no one said anything. (again..not to my face atleast!)

Post # 13
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Zaria: I wouldnt say anything about it beforehand and i’m sure no one will say anything to you at the wedding. It is comepletely reasonable for children in the wedding party to be at the reception. You are always going to offend someone so i wouldnt worry too much about it

Post # 15
1058 posts
Bumble bee

We are having absolutely NO kids at our wedding. All of our friends have kids and it’s just not happening. That was the first thing I discussed with my fiance before we even started planning.

I like kids, just not at events such as weddings and partys where they shouldn’t be.

Post # 16
6893 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

The only kid invited will be my flower girl, who is conveniently my youngest sister. My youngest brother will be 15. So we’re basically going with the “no kids except family” route.

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