(Closed) How do I word No kids on my invites?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How should it be?
    No Kids on Invite only : (1 votes)
    25 %
    No kids on response only : (1 votes)
    25 %
    No kids on both : (2 votes)
    50 %
    No children on invite : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    “Adult reception to follow” on invites.  Or on reception card, “Adult Reception.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Technically, you shouldn’t say it at all.  It’s not appropriate to say “no children” or “adults only” on the invitation.  The invitation should simply be addressed only to those who are invited.  That is the only way you to need to designate that only the adults are invited.  If people try to add their children on the response card you will just need to make calls and correct them.

    Post # 5
    Member
    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @Moose1209: in a perfect world… 🙂 Unfortunately it seems that most people don’t get this and then you have a LOT of awkward calls to make. 

    I’d say either put it on both, or don’t put it on either but add a line to the response card that says “___ of   2    will attend”

    Post # 6
    Member
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    None of the above, you make sure the invites are addressed to the adults only, you put a note on your website, you spread it through word of mouth and you gently correct people when they try to bring their kiddies anyway.

    Post # 7
    Member
    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

    moose1209’s way is ideal, but i think it’s a good idea to be safe and follow a combo of banditgirl’s and corgi’s advice. good luck!

    Post # 8
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    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    we put on our bridal shower invites that the shower was for the whole family because the wedding was adults only, and then on the invites we only addressed them to the adults and we we wrote that 2 seats were reserved for so and so ect

    Post # 9
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    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @misspug: ditto.  IMO, you should make it clear it’s adults only by only addressing the invites to the parents, in combination with the reply card saying “__ of _2_” attending.  Your point will be made to the majority of your guests, however there will always be some that try to add their children on, regardless of what you request.  Most likely, you should be prepared for awkward conversations either way.

    Post # 10
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    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I agree with Banditgirl.  That’s what I did for my invitation and RSVP card. “Adult Reception to follow” on the invitation and “Adult reception” on the RSVP card.  Plus, I also address it with who I was inviting.  Instead of “To John Doe Family”  I put “Mr & Mrs. John Doe” or “John and Jane Doe.” For plus ones, I put “Jack Smith and guest” on the envelope.

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