Post # 1
Hi so im im working on planning my wedding and me and my fiane both decided that we would rather not have kinds at our wedding n=besides family ( and that already is a lot of kids) but idk how to put that on the invatation without being rude or soundsing harsh please help!!!!!!
Post # 3
@mistea: Just clearly address the invites to only those who are invited.
I.e. Mr. & Mrs. so-and-so
We have reserved _2_ seats in your honor:
__/2 will attend
__/2 regretfully declines
If you are doing a wedding website you can also put something on it about an “adult only” reception.
Post # 4
You don’t. You invite who you want on the invitation, Eg. Mr and Mrs Smith, and that’s all who is invited.
Post # 5
@KatNYC2011: Haha, this doesn’t always work though. Theres a thread yesterday about people just crossing out the 2 and putting 3, etc. Pretty funny.
Post # 6
be prepared to stick to your guns! if other guests know that children will be there but their kid isn’t invited, you might get some angry backlash. people can be very weird about weddings and children. keep it children who are family only, and don’t make any exceptions!
Post # 7
Kids and weddings are always tough, we’re having similar problems. I’m sure if you talk to people ahead of time, and let your family & friends network go to work on explaining, it will all work out. I also agree with kitzy, gotta stick to your guns!
Post # 8
@Belle2Be: I saw that thread, that’s when you have to make the awkward phone calls. But at least you’ve laid the groundwork for it on your invites and website.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant
yeah, we had a family cross out their three, add a fourth, and then the fourth never ended up coming. Ugh.
I say try it anyway, and if there are issues, address them as they come in. Better yet, get a neutral party (like your mom/his mom) to explain to family and friends that it’s immediate family’s children only.
Post # 10
Thank you so much everyone your all a big help!!!!!!! 🙂
Post # 11
Adult only reception helps