Kids: Invasion of the uninvited wedding guests.

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have the fear of the same dilemma.  My invitations are going out today, and we are also having a kid-free wedding (the youngest invited guest is 17).  My aunt said something to my mom about her son bringing his 3 kids, and mom just flat out told her it’s no children and offered to help find a babysitter.  My mom is trying to spread word of mouth that no children are invited (ages 17+ are).  I’m hoping this gets around to everyone and no problems arise.  If people put their kids on the RSVPs, my mom is going to personally make calls to tell people the children can’t come.  I just wish people had the sense to respect your wedding choices, as you would theirs.

Post # 4
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I 100% agree you should not have kids at your wedding if you don’t want them. I was in the same boat- we told one cousin her 2 year old couldn’t come (wtf) and she was mad but oh well.

Unfortunately, you’re going to have to email or call each person and tell them their kids aren’t invited. YOU’RE not being rude. Weddings are adult events. 

Post # 5
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

As soon as people ask or RSVP with extras, respond immediately with, “I’m sorry, but the invitation is only for those listed on the envelope.”

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