(Closed) How to politely say “Watch your kids” on the invitations

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t think the invitation is the best place to include that information. Put it on the website, then when people RSVP with kids you can fill them in.

Post # 4
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

@Ellegee:  Agreed

Post # 5
12878 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t put that anywhere.  I don’t think it’s necessary.  If I were a parent and showed up to an event with my kids, I’d expect that I needed to keep an eye on them..

If you really wanted to put it somewhere, put it on the website, but definitely not on the invitiations. 

I think calling it a “water hazard” makes it sound dangerous, too.  Unless it’s rapids or something, you could just call it a lake…

Post # 6
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Agree with putting it on the website.

I also think notices like these are going to be noted by people who would watch their kids anyway.  The people who don’t are the ones who will probably ignore the warning anyway. 

Post # 7
1077 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with putting it on the website, and phrasing it less as “keep an eye on your kids” and more “just a heads up that there is an unprotected body of water on site”. 

Post # 8
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Drunk adults sometimes need to be “supervised” as well. Just a thought to keep in mind. It’s not always the kids at weddings that get out of hand….

Post # 9
1935 posts
Buzzing bee

Ya I really don’t think any wordage is necessary. There are hazards everywhere that prents look out for… I think they will see the pond and take care of their own kids.

Post # 10
2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Warnings like this are what the bridal party is for.  Appoint an “usher” of sorts from amongst your friends to keep an eye out for rogue kids, and have them speak to parents/warn them of the open body of water when they arrive.

Post # 12
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

  I have to say that as a parent if I knew there was a large body of water in the reception area I would appreciate knowing.  I uaually try to get a sitter for my kids for weddings even if they are invited, but I would be even more inclined to do so if I had that info.  I am from AZ though, and we are super aware of how easily drownings can happen.  


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