How to Answer Point-Blank Child Question?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

“Due to the tone of the events are are unable to invite children”?

Post # 3
Member
42453 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

luluvohn:  Don’t try so hard to find the right wording. It’s easier just to say what you mean.

I’m sorry but we are having an adult only wedding. We are not able to accomodate your daughter at any wedding associated events.”

Are there any professional childcare agencies ? Have you contacted any daycare businesses to see if they have any certified staff who would babysit outside of regular hours?

Many parents would not be comfortable using such a service in any case.

They always have the option of bringing a sitter with them if they are travelling.

Post # 4
Member
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Due to <certain restriction> children are unfortunately, not able to come to any of the events.

Post # 5
Member
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Don’t be sorry.  Just say it really clearly – “We’re having an adult-only weekend.  Please let us know if we can help with finding child care.”

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