Kids at wedding – invite etiquette?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

That’s a tough one! BUT I think it is fair to call it out on your website and ensure that those who do have children’s invites have a clear number somwhere or are addressed properly.

I also think that your newphews is different than a family friends 12 year old.

Honestly – I keep seeing “do not put no children on your invite it’s against etiquette and tacky blah blah blah” but I would honestly rather worry about people thinking I’m tacky than having people not pick up on the hints and bring children anyways or call and ask. I like things to be black and white. I had a friend who brought children even though the website clearly stated no children. So I would be as clear as you possibly can!

Post # 4
3994 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We are not having any kids at our wedding minus immediate family. My niece, who will be 4 at the wedding, will be there. The next youngest are my cousin’s 13-year-old twin sons. They are coming from Texas and are invited (they will most likely get bored quickly and then head up to the room we are keeping to play games). We are lucky in that only one other couple has children and I just talked with her and told her we are keeping things adults only as our wedding is on New Year’s Eve and will go past midnight. I also put “adults only wedding/reception” on our website. I would suggest putting the names of the people actually invited on the response cards (Jan and Joh Smith) which makes it super clear–lets hope–who is invited. I think it is perfectly fine to allow the children from OOT and keep everything else adults only.

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