- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
Hi Bees! I am more than sure this has been asked many times over, but I need help. I am trying to politely say on my invitation no kids under 13 may attend. I have searched all over and most people say to write “Adult Only” on the invitation, but I dont want adult only, I want ages 13+. The reason I want that age is because all the 13+ kids that are coming to my wedding are very very well behaved. I am not saying all kids under 13 are not well behaved. There are a lot of wonderful kids under 13. BUT, the ones that I am not inviting are for a good reason. They are not well behaved, their parents do not watch them or discipline them, and they cause a huge show/production to get attention….all the time. The place were having it at is an old victorian house, where if anything gets messed up inside, we will have to pay for it. Also, it is very much a public place next to a huge open lake with lots of people coming by. Their kids DO take off and get into trouble, I would hate for something bad to happen to them with all these strangers around. This is why I made a 13+ rule.
I have also heard people putting each persons name on the envelope that is invited. But, if I leave it just at that, I KNOW the people I am going to invite will play dumb and pretend that they dont understand what that meant and bring their kids anyway.
Basically, what is a nice way of saying, “no children under 13 allowed”?